Genoa’s wonderkid Pietro Pellegri has started the new season with a brace despite being only 16 years old. Milan want the starlet at any cost.
Genoa-Lazio has been a historic match for Serie A. The double of Pietro Pellegri is in fact the brace scored by the youngest player ever. The 16 year old striker, also holds another record, along with Patrick Cutrone, they are the youngest to have scored at least two goals in this season’s start in top leagues.
And who knows perhaps in the future the two can play together. AC Milan are ready to resume that interrupted negotiation in the last hours of the summer mercato (read here). Enrico Preziosi, in front of rossoneri’s bid, preferred to freeze everything and to postpone in January. The well-known agent Giuseppe Riso revealed that important steps forward had been taken. However, the young striker’s performance are not going unnoticed, and now competition is likely to become more dangerous than before.
Pellegri was a step away from Inter, along with Eddy Salcedo, in the start of the summer transfer window. Then the Nerazzurri abandoned the negotiation due to economic issues. Juventus inquired, but Milan seem to be in advantage over the others. Meanwhile, the player has also ended up on the radar of a top English club, still unknown: presumed to be Chelsea or Manchester City.
The red and blacks are ready to resume talks with Genoa as soon as possible. Now Pellegri is considered to be a top priority for Massimiliano Mirabelli: the idea is to close a deal in January, keeping the 16 year old on loan at Genoa until the summer of 2018.
Soon, as Calciomercato.com reports, new contacts with agent Riso will begin to further the discussions between the two clubs. Milan want secure one of the best Italian talents in circulation. Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic for the present, Cutrone and Pellegri for the future. This is the project that Mirabelli and Fassone have in mind. But to take him away from Genoa, despite the young age, an important investment is required, believed to be of around 30 million euros.