Having just shopped in the toddlers section, snapping up 9-year-old Edgardo â€œGatoâ€ Obregon, Carlo Ancellotti is reportedly again heading into the kiddy-market to unearth his latest addition to the Rossoneri, IFK Gothenburg’s 17-year-old striker Robin Soder. The Milan scouts were spotted scoping out Soder during his side’s 4-0 friendly defeat to Atalanta on Tuesday night.
The rumoured transfer appears to have some legs, particularly as IFK Gothenburg are currently trying to tie down Soder to a new contract, as his current one expires this year.
The young supporting striker has had an impressive first season in Sweden’s Allsvenskan, scoring eight goals in 17 games, including two in the Champions League qualifiers. Soder has also been a regular in the Swedish national youth teams, and is the captain of the Swedish under-17 team. He has also turned out for the Swedish Under-21 sideÂ last month, becoming the youngest player in modern time to play for the team.
Looking at this rumour together with the capture of Obregon, all arrows point to a new policy decision of bringing fresh young talent to Milan, refreshing the notoriously creaking AC Milan playing staff which has been a major factor for the club’s recent downturn in fortunes. On the flipside however, while Milan undoubtedly are in need of some fresh faces, the defence is the area which is in urgent needs of a facelift, and so tales of new strikers coming into the club should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Video evidence of Robin Soder can be seen here.