Gianluca Gaudino is the hot commodity at Bayern Munich right now. Multiple outlets have independently reported that teams across the European continent are interested in the 19-year-old playmaker and given the faith Pep Guardiola placed in him to run his offense for a few months at the age of 18 it’s not surprising.
Reports from Italy today have advanced this interest, with AC Milan in talks with Gaudino’s agent Maurizio Gaudino, about a move to the Rossoneri. Calciomercato reports that Gaudino is currently discussing a six-month loan deal along with a purchase option at the end. However, AC Milan will definitely have competition as multiple outlets have reported that VfB Stuttgart are pursuing Gaudino — can anyone say payback for Bayern snatching away Joshua Kimmich last summer? — along with Italian side Sassuolo and Swiss club St. Gallen
While it’s a matter of contention as to whether Gianluca Gaudino should leave Bayern Munich, leaving on a loan to a club with an aged core and little in the way of a midfield like AC Milan would at least be a promising situation for the youngster. It preserves a future at Bayern Munich that’s likely just a year away with Xabi Alonso’s extension while simultaneously putting him in an environment where he should be able to earn first team minutes.