AC Milan were one of the teams that sent a scout to watch two games in the U17 World Cup, according to a report.
The Rossoneri’s owners Elliott Management have so far preferred a recruitment strategy centered around finding young talent which can be developed into elite level players.
The club’s Primavera sector are also undergoing a bit of a mini-overhaul following their relegation from the top flight last season, and it appears part of that may be to get add more prospects into the academy.
According to @scoutsattending on Twitter, Milan had eyes on Saturday’s U17 World Cup games, which included Brazil vs. Canada and Angola vs. New Zealand.
Brazil won the first encounter 4-1 as Joao Peglo netted a brace with an own-goal plus a second-half striker from Gabriel Veron finishing the scoring.
In the second game Angolo prevailed thanks to a goal from Ambrosini Salvador and another own-goal, with Matthew Garbett’s equaliser all for nought in the end.
Among the teams who also sent scouts were Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Inter.
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) October 28, 2019