AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is following in the footsteps of Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger as he shows his penchant for youngsters and signs a 9-year-old, according to reports.
A report by Lesdessousdusport.fr claims that the Italian giants have already snapped up 9-year-old Edgardo Obregon.
Born in Mexico, “el Gato” (the cat) has already suited up for Chivas de Guadalajara and Barcelona. The youngster had trials at Milanello, and the Rossoneri are looking to invest in him as one for the future.
It is suggested that the Rossoneri have heaped high praise on Obregon and that he will be offered a place at the Milan academy to grow and develop his football, receiving the best coaching and support in the process.
Obregon is outstanding for his age group and he plays as a “trequartista,” or attacking midfielder. He has impressed the scouts with his skills, dribbling and vision, and he has an eye for goal.
However, Milan will need to be careful as putting too much pressure on the elementary school boy may backfire badly. Many will remember the story of Sonny Pike who signed for Ajax as a 7-year-old in the mid-1990s, only for his dream to end up in smoke.