Monza are seeking an opportunistic loan deal for AC Milan youngster Davide Bartesaghi given the impressive rise of Alex Jimenez for the Rossoneri, a report claims.
As has been reported by Fabrizio Romano with Matteo Moretto, the Brianza think there is a deal to be done for Bartesaghi now that Stefano Pioli has multiple young full-back options.
Bartesaghi has been an occasional part of the first team this season thanks to his versatility and the various defensive injuries, and the same can now be said for Jimenez, who can play on both flanks.
Monza have identified Bartesaghi as a player that Milan might be able to do without for the second half of the season, if they rate Jimenez more highly.
Jimenez is on loan from Real Madrid and can be signed permanently at the end of the season thanks to a clause in the deal, so it is in Milan’s interest to test him at the first-team level and see if he is worth the money.
He impressed from the bench against Empoli and could become the natural back-up at left-back for Theo Hernandez, once the Frenchman is able to return to his normal role rather than centre-back. He has been playing there due to the injury crisis at the back.