AC Milan may have their own in-house answer to rising Fiorentina star Gaetano Castrovilli in Tommaso Pobega, according to a report.
Pogbega is currently on loan at Serie B side Pordenone, and Thursday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive.it) has provided an insight into the development of the young playmaker.
The Turin-based newspaper claims that the 20-year-old could take a path similar to that of Castrovilli, who has three goals and two assists for Fiorentina in Serie A so far this season having spent the last two seasons out on loan at Cremonese.
Pordenone are second in the Serie B standings and it is partly due to Pobega’s excellent contribution so far: the playmaker has four goals and three assists in 15 league appearances and has mostly been deployed as the left-sided central midfielder in the 4-3-1-2 system used by head coach Attilio Tesser.
Their last game against Frosinone was perhaps his best performance so far too, complete with a beautiful volley to register his fourth goal of the campaign.
Pobega is a midfielder who is adjudged to have both technical quality but also a combative side to his game, perhaps an ideal box-to-box style midfielder. He likes to project himself into the offensive phase, where he knows how to be dangerous with killer passes, but his defensive abilities are not lacking.
Compared with Castrovilli he is less technical, but he makes up for it in other areas. The next step will be Serie A, if its performance continues to grow.
While Pordenone has the option to buy as part of the deal, the Rossoneri have a buy-back option too, meaning he is essentially still under the club’s control.