Both AC Milan and Roberto Mancini have an eye on Mateo Retegui as he continues to shine with Tigre in Argentina, according to a report.
Calciomercato.com recall that Mancini said himself how Italy has a problem in attack, especially with Ciro Immobile out again and Giacomo Raspadori in serious doubt of being able to make the games later this month, which means there are very few centre-forwards available to the national team.
The surprise move of Mancini could be to give Mateo Retegui a call, the 23-year-old Italian-Argentinian whose parent club is Boca Juniors but is currently on loan to Tigre in the Argentine first division.
The forward exploded last season at Tigre with 23 goals and 3 assists in 42 appearances, and he is already at 6 goals in 6 appearances this season too. He should be called up by Mancini for the game against against England on 23rd March and then against Malta on 26th March.
He is physically strong and clearly has an eye for goal, while Italy could be in his future in more ways than one. Milan’s eyes are on him as their search for a new striker is on and he ‘would be the perfect profile’ for Pioli, but Udinese are also keen.