AC Milan are interested in signing striker Ricardo Pepi from FC Dallas but face strong competition, according to a report.
Calciomercato.com writes that the Rossoneri are keen on signing the 18-year-old, who has exploded onto the scene having scored 12 goals in his first 24 Major League Soccer appearances. Bayern Munich – a partner of the Texan club for years – already had him on trial during the offseason of the North American league and they are observing him in view of the future.
But it is not the only Bavarian club that are interested though, and it is unsurprising given Pepi became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in an MLS match – one he racked up in just 23 minutes against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Bologna and Fiorentina tried last summer, Juventus are following him with great attention and has already talked with his agents. Milan though have begun talks with FC Dallas, fully convinced of the potential of the striker who has great physique and excellent technique.
At the moment the discussion has not continued because the American club have asked for a very high fee for the teenager but new contacts are not excluded.