AC Milan looking to Poland for new recruits
AC Milan have set their sights on Poland as part of their new cost-effective transfer policy, with the club keeping tabs on several young prospects.
Calciomercato.com reports that a scout from Milan was in attendance for the match between Polonia Warsaw and Gornik Zabrze this past weekend, with particular focus being paid to three of Poland’s most promising young players: Gornik’s Arkadiusz Milik and Polonia duo Lukasz Teodorczyk and Pawel Wszolek.
An attacking midfielder, Milik has previously attracted interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. The 18-year-old has scored six goals so far this season. Teodorczyk, fresh from being called up to the Polish national team for the first time, is a centre forward that has scored five goals for the capital side thus far. His teammate Wszolek is a wide midfielder who has already notched five assists in addition to his five goals in 12 matches.
Due to the success of Dortmund trio Robert Lewandowski (who Milik and Teodorczyk are often compared to), Lukasz Piszczek, and Jakub Blaszczykowski, several top clubs have started to scout Poland for exciting talent at little cost, which fits in well with the Rossoneri’s new policy of signing young players on the cheap.
Both clubs seemed to have been aware of the scout’s presence in the stadium, according to calciomercato.com‘s source.
“Everyone noticed the scout’s presence in the stands,” the source said. “Milik, Teodorczyk, and Wszolek have been an object of interest to Milan for a while now. From what I know, they may also be looking at Gornik goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.”
Milik and Teodorczy’s contracts are up in 2016 and 2015 respectively, while Wszolek has two years remaining on his current deal.