AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has admitted that M’Baye Niang, who is understood to be a top target for Arsenal this winter, may leave his current side in the days to come.
The boss was quoted telling Milan TV: “Niang might leave the club. He’s discussing it with the management. He won’t be called up for the game against Juve as I thought he would definitely have been distracted.”
Montella added that the youngster has been mulling over a move for quite some time now. He pointed out that while the Frenchman is certainly a talented player, he does need to improve upon himself in certain areas.
The 22 year old, who is currently contracted to Milan until the summer of 2019, has been on the wishlist of the Gunners, and even West Ham United, in recent times. It is understood that manager Arsene Wenger views the player, who can ply his trade as a winger on either flank and a centre forward, as the ideal long term solution for the side’s needs up front.
Niang can certainly prove to be a good signing for the north London giants, going by the considerable big stage experience that he possesses. He, however, is known to have attitude problems at times, which may be a cause for worry for Wenger, with the latter known to be a stickler for discipline. Having said that, the fact remains that the club have an excellent chance of landing the youngster this winter, possibly even for a bargain price, with Milan also seemingly open to the prospect of letting him go.