Leeds United have only brought in a handful of loan players this summer but fans were excited when the club were linked with Croatia international Ivan Sunjic. Now, they look likely to miss out on the midfielder.
The Daily Mail claimed earlier this month that the Whites were rivalling Birmingham for the 22-year-old midfielder from Dinamo Zagreb. He captained the Croatia Under-21 side on multiple occasions.
It is believed a fee of £3.5million is enough to nab Sunjic’s signature, after he clocked up 43 appearances for Dinamo Zagreb last season. But AC Milan have now joined the party, as they look to sign the ‘new Modric’.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Milan are desperate to bring in the young Croat this summer, though it does not specify how much Milan will have to spend to land the midfielder.
Much like Modric, Sunjic sits at the base of the midfield but he is more than capable of creating an attack and scoring goals, as well as being able to make tackles and interceptions as a number four.
Other than AC Milan’s recent interest, it is believed Sunjic has long been monitored by Inter Milan but they are yet to express any serious kind of interest. Bologna are interested, but AC Milan are certainly leading the way.
Leeds matched AC Milan at the San Siro back in 2000 in the Champions League, but fast forward almost two decades and the two clubs are very much at different ends of the spectrum. If Milan want Sunjic, they will get him.