Milan and the representatives of Jens Petter Hauge will meet at the end of the season to negotiate the player’s future following his underwhelming maiden Serie A campaign.
Hauge joined Milan from Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt on the back of his jaw-dropping showing in the UEFA Europa League qualifier against his current employers.
Though the prodigious winger was off to a flying start at the San Siro, he has lost his mojo throughout the season and could now be heading towards the exit.
After blowing hot and cold, the 21-year-old has had to settle for playing second fiddle to Alexis Saelemaekers, Ante Rebic, and Samu Castillejo. In fact, he has found himself at the bottom of the pecking order in the second half of the season.
His talents have never been brought into question, but a lack of regular first-team football threatens to hamper Hauge’s progress. Milan would not stay in the way of the youngster’s development and are ready to offload him on a temporary deal.
Despite finding himself on the fringes of Stefano Pioli’s side in recent months, the Norway international is not short for suitors. Several clubs across Europe’s top-five division would embrace Milan’s whizz-kid in case the Rossoneri opt to ship him out on loan.
Hauge’s teammate Hakan Calhanoglu has recently urged his fellow attacking colleague to stay put and fancy his chances under Pioli.
Speaking to the same Norwegian outlet a few days ago, the Turkish dynamo admitted he would like to see his younger attacking partner work his socks off to earn a place in the starting XI.
“It is a question for his agent. But if you ask me, I would ask him to stay and fight his way into the team. He has a lot of quality, and if he works hard and does his best, he can become part of the starting line-up.“