Roberto Piccoli has emerged as a surprise target for AC Milan in the summer transfer window.
According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, AC Milan are targeting Atalanta forward Roberto Piccoli.
The 18-year-old has long been touted as one of Italy’s most promising young talents.
Roberto Piccoli has represented Italy at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 level, winning 26 caps and scoring 7 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Serie A clubs including AC Milan.
Gennaro Gattuso has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players in Italy.
Roberto Piccoli has the talent to play many roles in attack.
According to Calciomercato, “AC Milan are interested in signing young Atalanta forward Roberto Piccoli. Piccoli, 18, has a strong and imposing physique which, combined with speed and competent finishing, has accounted for his 14 goals in 22 games with Atalanta’s primavera side this season so far. Piccoli has come up through the youth system of the Bergamo club and is the latest to be added to the long list of talents to have developed from Atalanta’s academy. In addition, Piccoli has eight appearances for the Italy U19 side and is considered to be one to watch for the future. Milan’s interest in Piccoli comes from the Rossoneri desire to have a young striker who can alternate between the primavera side and the first team, coming into the squad when he is needed but playing with the academy the rest of the time.”
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Piccoli is also being watched by Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Milan.
How strong that interest is and whether AC Milan will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.