In a forward-thinking move, AC Milan has set its sights on young talents from Spain to strengthen their squad, with Javi Lopez and Aboubacar “Buba” Sangaré emerging as potential summer signings.
LA Gazzetta dello Sport report that Javi Lopez, the 2002-born left-back from Alaves, has attracted Milan’s attention. With 18 appearances, including 12 as a starter, in La Liga, Lopez has showcased his skills, prompting Milan to consider him for a future transfer. The negotiations are at an early stage, and if all goes well, Lopez could join the Rossoneri in the summer.
A more advanced discussion is in progress for Buba Sangaré, an exciting winger born in 2007 who currently plays for Levante. Having made his debut in Spain’s Segunda, Sangaré, at just 15 years old, is known for his speed and versatility. The potential cost for Sangaré is estimated to be between 1.5 to 2 million euros. Milan is exploring the possibility of signing Sangaré, allowing him to continue his development in Spain until June, and then integrate him into the Primavera squad for the 2023-24 season. The option of utilizing the Under 23 team, a project actively under Milan’s consideration, could further enhance Sangaré’s growth. Interestingly, Sangaré was previously linked to Juventus, adding an intriguing layer to Milan’s pursuit.
As Milan navigates the final days of the January transfer window, the focus remains on building for the future. The club is patiently awaiting the upcoming week to determine if they can secure a central defender under favorable conditions. The strategy is clear – to make acquisitions that align with the club’s vision without succumbing to urgency. Several potential targets, including Lilian Brassier, Chalobah, Lenglet, and Adarabioyo, are being evaluated, with preferences leaning toward deals that can be finalized in the summer.
The return of Bennacer in midfield has lessened the urgency to sign a central midfielder, while the conclusion of the “decreto crescita” has tempered Milan’s interest in Serhou Guirassy, a highly sought-after forward.