Tuttosport: Milan interested in the ‘Messi of Kosovo’ – relations with Lille could help

By Oliver Fisher -

There are more and more sources confirming that AC Milan are watching the development of Lille winger Edon Zhegrova, with Tuttosport being the latest.

According to Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan), Milan do indeed have Zhegrova on their list as a potential summer target but their admiration for the Kosovo international dates back much further than just the last few weeks.

Back when he was 13 years of age and played at a tournament in Italy, Milan’s observers had selected him as the best out of over 200 boys of his age. He even got to visit San Siro, but due to bureaucratic issues his transfer to the Rossoneri youth sector did not materialise.

Milan continued to watch his development at Standard Liège and then at St. Truiden and Genk, where he was a a back-up to Ruslan Malinovskyi. In 2019 he moved to Basel in Switzerland and last year he made his most recent step to Lille.

The Rossoneri have good relations with Lille as seen through the Rafael Leão, Tiago Djalo and Mike Maignan operations. Zhegrova can play as a left-footed right winger in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation, or on the other wing.

Tuttosport adds that Zhegrova has earned the nickname the ‘Lionel Messi of Kosovo’. He has 4 goals and 5 assists in 24 games for Lille this season, with work to do on the non-possession phase.

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  1. Indonesian messi is better to sign, his name egy maulana vikri. Sign him and milan will dominating Europe. Trust me

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