AC Milan have prioritized the signing of AZ Alkmaar defensive midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, the new van Bommel of Netherlands.
One of the names that AC Milan have identified recently as a top transfer target is Teun Koopmeiners. A player that head scout Geoffrey Moncada has followed on several occasion and seems fully convinced by his potential.
The 22-year-old Dutchman is the captain of AZ Alkmaar who are battling against Ajax for the Eredivisie title this season. His numbers are simply exceptional. Despite being a defensive midfielder Koopmeiners has a keen eye for goal scoring 16 goals and creating 3 in 42 appearances games between the league and cups. Fantastic performances that have attracted the interest of AC Milan.
Koopmeiners in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-2-1-3 formation is one of the two defensive midfielders. He can also play as the central pivot in a midfield of three. If necessary he can even play as a central defender, as he has done in the team’s last three games in Eredivisie. In fact Teun Koopmeiners started his career as centre back.
1 meter and 83 centimeters tall, the left-footed midfielder has characteristics that would be very useful for AC Milan. He knows how to combine quality and quantity, in Holland he is considered a sort of new Mark van Bommel, a footballer who in the past dressed the Rossoneri jersey.
Koopmeiners guarantees determination, speed, physical strength, geometry passes and ball recovery. The Netherlands U-21 is a great free kick taker while on his penalty kicks are guaranteed goals scoring 14 from a total of 15. Despite his young age Koopmeiners is a true leader. He is not only the captain of AZ Alkmaar but also of Netherlands U-21.
Teun has a contract with AZ Alkmaar until June 2023. AZ rate the Dutch midfielder at around €15 million. He can be a good transfer opportunity for AC Milan who must move quickly to avoid the competition of other European clubs. Among these, Red Bull Leipzig, which tried to sign him in January. Ralf Rangnick and his collaborators know Koopmeiners well.
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