Di Marzio’s site just released a big rumour for AC Milan fans linking the club with Atlético Madrid’s No. 10 Angel Correa. The Argentine attacker has had an average season in Spain where he featured more prominently on the right as an attacking midfielder or a winger. Correa does tend to swap across the three spots of the attacking midfield thus Milan could be pursuing him as a trequartista or a second striker. Correa has played 130 games for Atlético in La Liga since he joined them in 2015 and has scored 20 league goals in that period while providing 18 assists.
Milan have concrete interest in Atletico Madrid striker Ángel Correa, who would have already said 'yes' to the Rossoneri. Atletico are asking for €55M. Super-agent Jorge Mendes is playing a big role in the operation. [@DiMarzio] pic.twitter.com/5emB18C2se— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) July 18, 2019
Correa looks like a good fit for Giampaolo’s system as he is a great passer and is known for his use of through balls and lay-offs that would benefit the 4-3-1-2 either as a trequartista or a second striker. Moreover, Correa has the ability to dribbling past opponents and can add some flair to Milan’s attack. His great technical ability and awareness in attack are huge additions to his pros column. Also, Correa does tend to help out defensively when required to which could be an added asset when Milan are facing ultra-attacking opponents such as Napoli, Bologna and Parma. Correa is not entirely prolific but would be able to create space and opportunities.
The trouble with this rumour is the huge cost implication of between €50-55 million and the relatively large number of candidates in the positions Correa would fill. As it stands, Milan have Andre Silva and Samu Castillejo who can play as the second striker whereas Lucas Paqueta and Hakan Calhanoglu occupy the trequartista spot. Suso can play in either role. The question is whether or not Giampaolo has confidence in the current crop of talent available to him for the attacking spots and whether that money could be spent elsewhere such as on a right mezzala. The rumour also pointed to the sales of both Cutrone and Silva to Wolverhampton and Monaco respectively to fund the deal which makes this even more unlikely as the contingent transfers would leave the striking area with no depth and would be difficult to pull through given the mediocre season from both Cutrone and Silva.
All in all, this is an interesting rumour but personally I would not see a €50 million transfer in a stacked position as a logical choice at the moment. I would much prefer the acquisition of another central midfielder and another centre-back alongside the sale of one between Calhanoglu, Suso and Castillejo. Let’s see whether this rumour picks up any steam over the next weeks and if it comes to fruition.
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