Milan have been linked with signing Eric Bailly in January, but former Serie A and Premier League striker Paolo Di Canio is unconvinced by the Manchester United defender: ‘He’s not like Fikayo Tomori.’
The English centre-back joined Milan from Chelsea one year ago, but has been forced to the sidelines for over a month with a knee injury.
With Simon Kjaer out of action until the end of the season, the Rossoneri are on the lookout for a new centre-back and Manchester United’s Bailly is among their targets.
Di Canio, a former Milan and West Ham striker believes the Ivory Coast international would not have the same impact as the former Chelsea defender.
“Bailly has had physical issues, and he is not a player like Tomori,” he told Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by Tuttomilan24.
“On paper, he has similar characteristics, but sometimes he runs too many risks and is not as aggressive defensively. He may do well, but he is not a player like Tomori who arrived with a great desire to emerge.”
Milan and Manchester United are still in talks and don’t seem close to reaching an agreement. The Rossoneri are looking for a loan move as Lille’s Sven Botman and Torino‘s Gleison Bremer are their No.1 targets for next season.
Bailly, 27, has played seven games across all competitions this term and his contract expires in June 2024.
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