AC Milan are confident about keeping the Algerian midfield star Ismael Bennacer at the club beyond this summer despite the speculation surrounding the PSG move.
Bennacer has missed an important stage of this season due to injury. The 23-years-old midfielder made only 18 appearances this season with 14 starts in Serie A for the Rossoneri and managed to provide two assists in the process.
However, he has shown his quality in the midfield pivot. The midfielder’s attributes like distribution and wriggling through under pressure is one of his strengths in the midfield of the park.
Stefano Pioli’s side bought the former Arsenal youth player from Empoli for €16 million. The midfielder has a contract with the Rossoneri until the summer of 2024. Currently, he got a release clause of €50 million, but Milan are trying to give him a new contract and remove the exit clause in the new contract.
Can PSG sign Bennacer from Milan?
According to Calciomercato, In recent months Premier League clubs and PSG have shown interest in the Milan star. However, Milan are not worried about the interests of PSG and other clubs because in the current state of the market it is difficult for anyone to come up with the figure of €50 million release clause.
Paolo Maldini knows this, but he will still speak with the player’s entourage to dispel any doubts and confirm the intention of a long-term future together, given the contract expiring in 2024.
The Algerian international showed his quality during the game against Juventus on Sunday. He controlled the tempo of the midfield perfectly and looked his best after regaining his full fitness.
In August 2017, Bennacer joined the Italian club Empoli from Arsenal. In the 2017–18 Serie B season, Bennacer made 39 appearances and scored 2 goals as Empoli won the Serie B title, earning promotion to Serie A. Despite Empoli’s relegation the following season, Bennacer’s performances confirmed his status as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe. In August 2019, A.C. Milan signed Bennacer from Empoli for a reported transfer fee of €16 million plus bonuses.
The midfielder has made 26 appearances for the Algerian national side and scored once since making his debut in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Lesotho.
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