Leicester City are said to be ‘serious’ about signing Tommaso Pobega from Milan, which could be made available during the summer transfer window.
Pobega, currently on loan at Spezia, has yet to appear in a senior game for Milan. Having gone through the Rossoneri youth system, he spent much of his time on loan. The midfielder was with Serie C club Ternana in 2018-19 while playing for Serie B club Pordenone last season. But he then got a Serie A opportunity after being loaned to the newly promoted squad in August of last year.
The 21-year-old has made 13 starts among 16 top Italian appearances. And, with three goals to his name, European clubs have taken note.
Foxes chief Brandan Rodgers are said to be an admirer while Leeds United have also been mentioned as possible contenders. And TuttoMercatoWeb (via Sport witness) claim Leicester City are “in a hurry” for the young schemer.
The report goes on to call the East Midlanders “ serious ” about the starlet’s landing this summer. But they also name German club Eintracht Frankfurt as a club passionate about the Italian Under-21 ace.
Spezia has the option to buy this summer, but Milan have been smart about drafting the terms of their contract. The San Siro giants inserted a buyout clause while renewing its deal until 2025.
This means that they can stick a higher price on it if they decide to sell. It’s unclear if Milan boss Stefano Pioli sees the youngster as part of his plans.
But it could be a busy summer for Pobega representatives.
Pobega’s ambition is the key to dealing
A a major obstacle could well prevent Leicester to land their target. The Trieste-born player feels he has unfinished business with his parent club.
But that will depend on whether or not there is a route to the Milan senior squad. TuttoMercatoWeb explains that the second Serie A team “values a sale” and “the possibility of the player going abroad is real”.
The last part of this sentence is the one that will be of interest to officials at King Power Stadium. Although Rodgers has a talented midfielder, he is a progressive manager who will not rest on his laurels.
The Northern Irishman knows success comes at a price and his players will also be targeted by the English gaming giants. Although a a moderate summer of spending is expected, it wouldn’t be surprising to see clubs testing the Foxes’ water.
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