AC Milan have apparently got in yet another direction and are looking to land yet another player from relegated Empoli. Milan are reportedly interested in landing defensive midfielder Ismael Bennacer and his price is rumored to be a much more affordable €18 to 20 million.
Bennacer is also reportedly a target for Fiorentina, but Milan would likely have a better chance at landing the Algeria international midfielder, who is currently playing at AFCON with his nation. Milan have been linked with a number of midfielders this transfer window, and Bennacer is the latest name to crop up.
#Milan are edging closer to the signing of #Empoli midfielder and former #AFC youth product Ismael #Bennacer.— Sam Wilson (@snhw_) July 4, 2019
Bennacer and Tiemoue #Bakayoko, who spent last season on loan with Milan from #CFC, had very similar stats last season. Here's a closer look at them compared. pic.twitter.com/T3VvWEdv99
Milan are in need of at least a couple new midfielders to execute new manager Marco Giampaolo’s style of play, and landing someone like Bennacer would be a good move. He doesn’t have the pedigree of someone like Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, but he’s still only 21 years old and his statistics last season in Serie A were extremely similar to former Chelsea loanee Tiémoué Bakayoko.
Do you think this would be a more affordable alternative to Torreira or Jordan Veretout? Let us know what you think in the comments!