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Maldini Sets Youth Transfer Targets

Youth Update 24/6/2019

Milan look to bolster their youth stock as they target 19-year-olds, Ozan Kabak and Timothy Weah (pictured). This aligns with the new Milan transfer policy of targeting youth talent instead of ready made mature aged players.

Ozan Kabak currently plays for German side Stuttgart, recently having left Galatasaray as an 18-year-old. At Galatasaray he impressed with 13 first team league appearances and 4 Champions League appearances. His fine form continued at Stuttgart where he scored 3 goals from 15 Bundesliga appearances playing as a central defender.

Kabak currently has a release clause of €15 million, meaning that Milan can well and truly afford to make a move for him. If he does arrive in Milan, expect for Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Mattia Caldara to be played ahead of him until he develops into a fully fledged first team player.

Maldini and Boban have also got their eyes on PSG youth talent Timothy Weah. The American is from fine pedigree, his father George Weah playing for Milan from 1995 to 2000. During this time Weah won the Ballon d’Or (1995) as well as the Scudetto twice.

Weah spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan at Celtic where he made 20 appearances, scoring 6 goals across all competitions. He has also showed impressive form for the United States U-20 team at the U-20 World Cup. Here, he scored 2 goals and assisted another 2 before being his side was knocked out by eventual winners Ukraine.

Weah is said to be ready to leave PSG as first team experience will be hard to come by. Milan face opposition from Torino and Rennes to sign him.


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