Manchester United dealt blow in their pursuit of promising Lens defender Facundo Medina as ‘AC Milan eye summer move for him and team-mate Loic Bade’
AC Milan are eyeing up a summer move for Lens’ central defender Facundo Medina, it is reported.
The Serie A giants are said to be looking at options to replace Alessio Romagnoli in defence.
However, Stefano Pioli’s side will have to compete with Manchester United for the 21-year-old’s signature.
Young Lens defender Facundo Medina has reportedly caught the attention of AC Milan
The Serie A giants are said to be looking at options to replace Alessio Romagnoli in defence
Medina – who joined Lens from Argentine side Talleres last summer for just over £2.7million – has excelled in Ligue 1 this season.
The 21-year-old’s composure and ability on the ball, and his defensive reading of the game are his standout attributes.
Thanks to his fine form, Medina received his first call-up to Argentina’s senior squad in September last year.
However, Manchester United are said to be ‘very serious’ about their interest in Medina
AC Milan are also said to be interested in signing Medina’s Lens’ team-mate Loic Bade (left)
Medina then made his debut in Argentina’s World Cup qualifying victory over Bolivia on October 13, coming on as a late replacement for Lautaro Martinez.
As a result, CalcioMercato.com has reported that AC Milan have highlighted Medina and Loic Bade as two of their potential transfer targets for the summer.
However, United are said to be ‘very serious’ about their interest in Medina and could ‘officially’ launch a first offer of £11m.
Should Medina join United, he would follow in the footsteps of Raphael Varane – who learned his trade at Lens before departing for European giants Real Madrid in 2011.