Romano: Man City had a plan to sign Norwegian sensation before he joined Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan fought off competition from Manchester City in order to secure the signing of Jens Petter Hauge from Bodo/Glimt, it has been revealed.

We revealed last month that Milan started a serious pursuit of the winger after the 3-2 win over Bodo/Glimt at San Siro in the Europa League, a game in which he scored and notched an assist, and the operation moved quickly.

Just a few days later, Milan confirmed the arrival of Hauge on a contract until 2025, while the fee is widely reported to be around the €4m mark.

We spoke to the player’s father in an exclusive and he confirmed that his son chose a move to Milan, but Calciomercato.com are reported yesterday that RB Leipzig were also very keen.

Speaking on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that Manchester City showed a strong interest in Hauge too having scouted him multiple times.

City were considering a move for the 20-year-old, but they wanted to let him continue playing at Bodø/Glimt for another year or two. In the end though, the player only wanted Milan.

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