CM: Milan beat Barcelona to Paraguay starlet

Hugo Cuenca is a name that many AC Milan fans might not be familiar with, but he is a player that the management have great hope for in the future.

Calciomercato.com reports that the 17-year-old Cuenca is considered by several insiders as one of the biggest prospects in South American football, and Milan managed to snatch him from the competition of some big Spanish clubs, with Barcelona chief among them.

The Rossoneri tried to sign him both in the last summer transfer window and in January, but for bureaucratic issues related to obtaining a Spanish passport the deal was put on hold, but it now seems to be over the line.

Oscar Barreto, the vice president of his hometown club in Paraguay Deportivo Capiatà, spoke to the radio station Universo970 and gave some insight: “Hugo Cuenca is currently training with Milan’s first team. It is a contract in stages and we will collect a hefty sum for 100% of federal rights and 90% of economic ones. ”

After months of acclimatisation in the U18 side and the four appearances collected at the Viareggio Tournament, for Cuenca his new adventure with the Milan shirt is now beginning. He is certainly a name to be followed with great attention in the Primavera, which will be coached by Ignazio Abate.

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