Milan among Clubs Scouting Precocious Angers Attacker

Milan have had success finding talents in France in recent years and have set their eyes on another up-and-comer, but they are not alone. The Rossoneri are part of a group of teams following the rapid rise of Mohamed-Ali Cho very closely. He became the first player born in 2004 to score in Ligue 1 earlier this season.

According to and L’Equipe, some Milan scouts attended the recent France U-21 match against Armenia in Grenoble to watch him. The 17-year-old is primarily a left-footed right-winger, but he can also feature on the other flank or centrally. He has turned heads across Europe for his blistering speed, dribbling skills, and nose for the goal.

Cho has hit the net twice in 13 appearances with Angers in the current campaign. He joined them in January 2020 from Everton for free. After getting started in the PSG’s youth academy, he transferred to Liverpool alongside his family in 2015. He debuted with the first team when he was 16 in the 2020-2021 campaign. He has accumulated three caps with France U-21.

The contract of the youngster expires in 2023, and his side is trying to reach agreement with him on a long-term deal. However, Milan and a few other top sides have laid their eyes on him. A bidding war is brewing and could erupt more likely next summer than in January. Cho was just the second 17-year-old to score in one of the top five European leagues after Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko.