AC Milan look set to push ahead with plans to have a second team competing in the senior Italian league system from 2024, a report claims.
It was first reported back in April that Milan are one of the teams interested in launching a team to compete in Serie C, just as Juventus do with their ‘Next Gen’ team to give younger players better exposure to the rigours of adult football.
Ricky Massara attended a forum called ‘Second teams in Italy and in Europe, a model for the future?’ back in November, which the president of the Lega Serie A Lorenzo Casini, the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina and Francesco Ghirelli – then president of the Lega Pro – attended.
Things then went quiet, but according to the latest from La Repubblica the plans are indeed still there. Their headline reads: ‘In 2024 Milan will also have their second team: in Serie C with the prodigy Camarda’.
The moves to keep improving the youth sector are continuing after they entrusted the department to Vincenzo Vergine, who arrived from Roma, and now there will be another step forward.
From next season the Rossoneri will have a second team, an Under 23 team involved in Serie C, hoping to create better pathways from youth football to the senior side.
Vergine was a proponent of this as he wants to ensure that Milan are – after Juventus and Atalanta – the third club to register a B-Team in the third tier.