AC Milan to sign central midfielder

AC Milan signed Lucas Paqueta for 35 million euros but sporting director Leonardo is planning another important purchase in midfield for January.

Lucas Paqueta is the first Rossoneri reinforcement for the January market but the Brazilian attacking midfielder will not be the only one. AC Milan secured his services for 35 million euros from Flamengo beating the strong competition of PSG.

Now it’s time to move on to other targets but always in midfield. This department is the most delicate for the Rossoneri because except for the always starting trio, Lucas Biglia – Bonaventura, Kessie, coach Gattuso lacks quality alternatives.

The arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea has had zero impact so far. It’s clear that the French midfielder is not suited to Italian football and has often been criticized for his game by coach Gattuso. His other colleagues, Jose Mauri and Andrea Bertolacci, have rarely seen the pitch this season while former captain Montolivo remains in exile.

Tuttosport reports that Leonardo and Maldini are well aware of the difficult situation and have promised the signing of a new central midfielder. A top player able to increase the quality of the Milanista midfield.

There are several players that the Brazilian director is scouting but Leandro Paredes (Zenit SP) and Nicolo Barella (Cagliari) top his list. It will all depend on the budget available to Leonardo.

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