A time behind, Torino has seriously accelerated in recent hours to try to get ahead of OM and snatch the signing of midfielder Ivan Ilic (21). According to the Italian press, a meeting took place this Wednesday between Hellas Verona and the Turin club.
Towards a blow for Pablo Longoria? As explained by RMC Sport, OM are looking to recruit the talented and elegant Serbian midfielder from Hellas Verona, Ivan Ilic (21). But the competition is fierce in this case. According to information from Sky Italia, Torino is trying everything to get ahead of Marseille on the wire.
Ilic might want to stay in Italy
So far, the current third in Ligue 1 would offer 16 million euros plus three million euros in bonuses. Torino would offer 14 million euros in total. An offer therefore lower than that of OM. Except that Ilic could be tempted to continue his progression in Italy. Which could push the eighth of Serie A to make an additional financial effort to convince him to say yes to his project.
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Everything could be unraveled in the next few hours when an appointment would have taken place this Wednesday evening between leaders of Torino and Hellas Verona, and the midfield agents. Swedish defender Isak Hien (24) could also be part of the operation by leaving Hellas to head for Torino.
Ilic is currently considered one of the best young people in Serie A. Trained in Nis, Serbia, he was recruited by Manchester City in the summer of 2017. Skyblues who then loaned him several times (without make him play), before selling him to Hellas Verona for around 7 million euros in 2021. This is where he revealed himself, progressing in particular under the orders of a certain Igor Tudor. Last season, the Croatian was his coach, and he made him a major player in his squad.