Milan Prepares Youth Academy Raid

YOUTH UPDATE 6/7/20


It is being reported that Milan is preparing to poach Europe's best and brightest youth talent in the coming summer transfer period.


Despite Milan Sporting Director Frederic Massara voicing his support for a balanced transfer target age profile, a consensus is beginning to form that club owners Elliot Management Corporation and CEO Ivan Gazidis are intent on leading a youth revolution at the club.


Let's take a look at some of these targets:


Wesley Fofana

According to MilanNews.it, Milan has already had an offer turned down by French Club Saint Etienne however will continue to pursue the 19 year old. The centre-back, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has so far made 23 first team appearances (across all competitions) this season. Interestingly, Fofana has also been a target of Ralf Rangick at RB Leipzig for some time.


Ezequiel Barco

The 21 year old left-winger currently plays for Atlanta in the MLS. Barco gained attention in Europe after a string of stand out performances at the most recent U-20 World Cup. The Argentine stated last month that Manchester City star Sergio Aguero encouraged him to "make the jump" and move to a European club. Atlanta are demanding €25 million for him.


Folarin Balogun (pictured)

Balogun has been lighting it up for Arsenal, scoring 28 goals from 28 games last season in their U-18 side. 'Goal' has reported that Arsenal failed to reach a contract agreement with the teenager so are prepared to let him go. He has scored 10 goals from 15 games in Premier League 2 this season.