Lecce Repelled Milan Advances for Prodigious Fullback

Patrick Dorgu scored his first Serie A goal last week, capping off Lecce’s comeback versus Fiorentina, and he had drawn interest from Milan in January, but the Salentini refused to negotiate his departure. He has appeared 21 times so far, mostly off the bench.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri reached out to the counterparty in late December. They had turned Theo Hernandez into a center-back back then and were looking for a talent on the left. Alex Jimenez filled in for a couple of matches while other options were unavailable.

However, Lecce director Pantaleo Corvino rebuffed Milan following their approach for Dorgu. They didn’t want to sell their talents midseason. The 18-year-old had already turned heads all around Europe in the past when he was playing with their Primavera side, even more so after he earned a regular role in the pros.

The Salentini poached him for Nordsjaelland for €200k in 2023. He bagged four goals to help their youth team win the title last season. He has four caps with Denmark U-21.

Our Take on Milan and Dorgu

Hopefully, his goal will lead to more playing time, even though Antonino Gallo is a fine fullback. Lecce resisted in January, but they’ll be open for business in the summer. The top Serie A sides better not let him get away, but he’s more likely to go abroad if a bidding war starts. Besides his natural traits, he’s incredibly polished, impactful, and determined for somebody so young.

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