Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to sign 26-year-old Italian international Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan this summer.
According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Gianluigi Donnarumma is not the only Italian international to be offered by Mino Raiola to Barcelona. The Catalan giants have also been given the opportunity to sign Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan in the summer transfer window.
Romagnoli has established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A since joining AC Milan from AS Roma in the summer of 2015, even being promoted to the role of club captain. However, the 2020/21 season has ended up being one to forget, especially in the latter stages, as the 26-year-old was usurped by Fikayo Tomori.
That, in addition to a couple of calf injuries, meant that the Italian international started just over half of the 53 games that AC Milan played this past season. And, with his current deal having a little over a year remaining to run out, Romagnoli’s future at San Siro is up in the air. His next potential destination could well be Barcelona.
Barcelona are already set to sign one centre-back in the form of Eric Garcia. However, Garcia will only be a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique in theory, meaning with both Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet underperforming while also being linked with a possible summer exit from Camp Nou, the Blaugrana are looking to sign a left-footed centre-back.
To that end, Barcelona have been linked with a number of players who fit the bill, with Romagnoli now emerging as a possible option as well, as Mino Raiola has offered them the chance to sign him this summer.
The 26-year-old Italian international is not the only AC Milan player on offer for Barcelona, though, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is set to depart San Siro as a free agent, also being offered to the Catalan giants. As far as Romagnoli is concerned, he could be a viable target for Barcelona, with the fact that he could come for a low-money transfer fee making him even more appealing.
With Mino Raiola enjoying a fine working relationship with Barcelona president Joan Laporta, a deal could well be worked out. What now remains to be seen, though, is whether the Blaugrana do end up launching the offensive for Romagnoli heading into the summer transfer window.