Milan Watching Young Greek Midfielder amid Kessié Saga

Given the uncertainty related to Franck Kessié’s future, Milan continue to do their homework and monitor some young midfielders that could eventually replace him. Their emissaries were recently spotted at a Panathinaikos game to observe Sotiris Alexandropoulos, Greek outlet Sport24 reports.

The 19-year-old made his debut with the national team in March. Despite his young age, he has been a regular for the Greens in the past three seasons, collecting 48 appearances, scoring once and providing two assists.

According to the publication, the Milan scouts were merely doing their due diligence. There have not been direct talks between the two sides yet. The Rossoneri first noticed him in a pre-season friendly and continued to track him afterward. Alexandropoulos is under contract until 2024 and has been approached by a pair of Bundesliga sides. He is unlikely to depart in January.

Milan director Paolo Maldini recently pushed the deadline for the negotiation with Kessié: “We have been talking for a while. We will meet again with his agent and then make a decision, but it is not imminent. The players that were on expiring contract last year were highly professional until the end. We understand the economic element and I do not want to judge anybody.”

On top of Alexandropoulos, Milan have also been following closely Olympique Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara. They have already secured the arrival of Yacine Adli from Bordeaux. Moreover, they have an in-house option in Tommaso Pobega, who is playing in a similar role during his loan spell at Torino.