Yet another alternative to Sven Botman has emerged as AC Milan look to recruit a quality centre-back this summer, according to a report.
This morning’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) reports that Roger Ibañez has entered Milan’s sights in their search for a new central defender and he was the subject of discussions in a meeting yesterday.
Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara met with his representatives Lodovico Spinosi and Stefano Mauri (together with the intermediary Carmelo Barillà) at Casa Milan, who also look after the interests of Douglas Luiz and Gabriel Jesus.
Ibañez could represent a valid and concrete alternative to Botman if the negotiation between Milan and Lille were to fall apart and Newcastle United were to win the race to sign him, as the Brazilian would be a cheaper option given he has a valuation of €25m.
In 2021-22 with the Giallorossi – which culminated in winning the UEFA Conference League – Ibañez played 51 games and scored 4 goals.