Milan have long been in the transfer market looking for a compatible center-back. Alessio Romagnoli is set to leave by the end of the season and Simon Kjaer is out with a long-term setback. Lille’s Sven Botman is the one to have gained all the spotlight regarding a move to San Siro, but a new younger alternative has emerged for the Rossoneri.
Reports from Il Messaggero (via SempreMilan.it) indicate that Milan are not interest in replacing Lazio-bound Romagnoli with one of the Biancocelesti veterans, Francesco Acerbi. 34-year-old Acerbi has seen less game time of late under Maurizio Sarri and faces an uncertain future in the Italian capital. However, Milan are said to be monitoring a youth prospect who has turned heads in Verona.
Hellas Verona youngster, Bruno Agustin Amione, who is currently on loan in Serie B with Reggina is the one under the watchful eye of scouts from the Rossoneri. Amione is a versatile defender capable of donning various roles in defence – from a traditional center-back to a role on either wings as fullback.
The 20-year-old Argentine is a youth product of Club Atletico Belgrano, the Cordoba-based team that plays in the second division of Argentine football, the Primera B Nacional. He was signed by Verona in October 2020 for €1.7m and then loaned out to Reggio.
Amione has little over 1,900 minutes of game time since his debut as a football professional and Milan will need to evaluate him further before making a move.