AC Milan agree five-year deal for €15m centre-back
AC Milan have reportedly agreed personal terms with promising young centre-back Mohamed Simakan, and are now working on a transfer fee with Strasbourg.
According to SempreMilan, during an interview with journalist Ekrem Konur, he confirmed that Simakan has agreed personal terms with the defender, with Milan only needing to agree on a transfer fee with the French club.
To add to this, TMW confirmed that Milan are keen to add to their defence during the January transfer window, and Simakan is reportedly their first choice to fill in that gap.
Whilst Strasbourg have placed a €20 million price tag on the 20-year-old, the Rossoneri are keen to lower that fee down to around €15 million, hoping that it would be enough of a transfer fee for the French club.
Milan have also agreed on a five-year deal with the defender, with Simakan reportedly being very keen to join the current Serie A leaders.
Simakan has been ever present for Strasbourg so far this season, starting all 15 games so far, even pitching in the attack with a goal and an assist, being deployed in numerous positions, including centre-back, right-back and as a central defensive midfielder.
Milan's options at centre-back are quite limited right now, with Simon Kjaer and Matteo Gabbia both out injured, and with Mateo Musacchio not being selected in the squad on numerous occasions, their only real centre-back options are captain Alessio Romagnoli, Leo Duarte and playing Pierre Kalulu out of position.