Manchester United are reportedly keeping a close eye on many defenders across the Europe.
The latest reports in Italy and England suggest that Manchester United are eyeing move for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.
The Italy international was signed by Milan in August 2015 from Roma for a fee of 25 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
Romagnoli made 138 appearances across all competitions for Milan, scoring 7 goals and supplying 2 assists in return.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Alessio Romagnoli has represented Italy at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 36 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in October 2016. As a member of Italy national football team, Romagnoli won 8 caps.
Adding a defender remains Manchester United’s top priority this summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The Italy international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Solskjaer wants to target in the summer transfer window.
According to Teamtalk (via Calciomercato), “United will turn to the Milan skipper after seeing efforts to talk Napoli into selling Kalidou Kouibaly fail, while they also face an equally tough task in convincing Inter Milan to part ways with Milan Skriniar, who is in talks over a new deal. However, it’s reported they could have more success with 24-year-old Romagnoli, who despite being described as a vital cog in the Milan side, could look to leave if the club fail to secure Champions League football at the end of the season. And that has given United all the encouragement they need to launch a reported €75m bid for the defender.”
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It would take a huge offer from Manchester United to prise the 24-year-old defender from AC Milan.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester United.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Manchester United come calling for Alessio Romagnoli this summer.