AC Milan have set their sights on an exciting attacking talent currently playing in Major League Soccer, according to a report.
Since Elliott Management took control of Milan back in the summer of 2018, the club have gone with more of a youth-led approach to recruitment, generally preferring to sign players who are perhaps a bit more raw but have ample room for growth and very high potential.
According to Calciomercato.com, that trend is continuing as the Rossoneri have set their sights on Ricardo Pepi, an 18-year-old striker for FC Dallas in the MLS. The management have requested information, but for the moment the asking price – which is not specified – is a high one.
Pepi has 12 goals in 24 MLS appearances and has already received his first call-up for the United States Men’s National Team. On his debut he amassed a goal and two assists to help the USMNT come from behind to beat Honduras 4-1 earlier in September.
MLS Transfers reported recently that ‘the biggest interest is coming from Bologna, Bayern and AC Milan’ in the teenager, while 90min added that Pepi is the subject of interest from clubs Italy, Germany and England ahead of what could be a record-breaking transfer for an MLS player.