MN: Milan Primavera star ready to return from loan – he could have key role in new midfield

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Tommaso Pobega could be set to play an increasing role in the club’s plans starting next season, a report claims.

As MilanNews notes, Pobega is currently on loan at Pordenone in Serie B where he has played a starring role this season from central midfield, and the Rossoneri have been taking a keen interest in his progress.

The 20-year-old can play as a classic central midfielder or as a mezz’ala and possesses great physical strength but also excellent technique and positioning. It is no coincidence that he has scored five goals this season and has added  three assists. In the 21 games in which he has been available, Pobega has started on 19 occasions and has come on in the remaining two.

Predictably, he has has attracted the attention of several clubs, including Torino. Pordenone have an option to buy of €2.2million and there is a €2.4million counter-option in favour of Milan which, of course, will be exercised.

His current contract with the Rossoneri is until 2022, so much so that there has already been talk of renewal: “My agent, Patrick Bastianelli, will take care of it. I am thinking about what I have to do now,” Tommaso told TMW.

” I know I have to continue this season and finish as best I can. He is speaking, he feels the company and he is taking care of these aspects.”

The recent examples of Zaniolo and Castrovilli make it clear how even the very young can make an impact in Serie A, and with Coronavirus likely to affect the market, Pobega may find his chance sooner rather than later.

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