The hunt for a new central defender continues, with one player close to putting pen on paper. AC Milan are long time admirers of Brazilian talent Rodrigo Caio, an attempt is being made to sign the defender. The 25-year-old’s agent, Nick Arcuri, has reportedly arrived in the city of Milan to negotiate with Leonardo over a possible deal for his client. The Rossoneri are looking for a center back who can perform at a high level, Caio is a great option.
Many players are on AC Milan’s radar, though Caio stands out. The Sao Paulo man is a good passer and is a rock in the defense. The former Brazil international has an average pass completion rate of 93%. His style of play is perfect for the Serie A, a league that demands a lot from the defenders.
Leonardo wants a defender that can stay for a long time, not only to solve the current problems. Rodrigo Caio is still 25 years old, his club value him at only €10 million. Milan can sign him directly or on a loan with an option or obligation to buy. Milan’s sporting director Leonardo has a great relationship with Brazilian clubs and players, giving him and advantage in the negotiations. Caio is reportedly open to moving to Italy and is excited to start off with the club.
AC Milan need a central defender urgently. Until now Rodrigo Caio has the highest chance of signing for Milan. He is one of the only players Milan have made official contact with. The price wouldn’t be too difficult to match, though it is reported Leonardo will wait until UEFA determine their sanctions on the club before advancing into contract talks. The financial situation at the club is negatively affecting transfer activities, though the management will find a way to bend around the rules.