PM: Milan turn to versatile Monaco youngster as ideal cover for two key positions

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have set their sights upon Monaco youngster Jonathan  Panzo to be Theo Hernandez’s new back-up, a report claims.

After links with Wigan’s Antonee Robinson throughout January and Aaron Hickey of Hearts in recent weeks, a new name has emerged as a possible replacement for Diego Laxalt and Ricardo Rodriguez as back-up left-back.

PianetaMilan are reporting that Monaco-owned Jonathan Panzo has entered the sights of Ralf Rangnick after an impressive season out on loan with Belgian side Cercle Brugges.

The 20-year-old is English in nationality and came through the Chelsea youth system before moving to Monaco in 2018, where he found little playing time and was loaned to Cercle who are the Ligue 1 side’s affiliate club.

Panzo is a very flexible player as he can play both as a central defender and as a left-back, perfect to give Theo some much needed rest and even if Alessio Romagnoli were to run into difficulty.

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