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Alberto Aquilani: Stefano Sensi is the right man for AC Milan

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Former AC Milan midfielder Alberto Aquilani believes his old Sassuolo team-mate Stefano Sensi would be a great signing for the club

The 23-year-old had a standout year in 2018, where he established himself as one of the star players in the Serie A and made his international debut for Italy.

Now, in light of reports linking Sensi with a move to Milan, Aquilani has praised the highly-rated youngster and compared him to Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti.

“The right man for Milan? Yes because Stefano is young and has great potential,” Aquilani told Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football-Italia.

“He’s grown a lot in recent months. He reminds me of Verratti for the way he plays. A regista and mezz’ala in one? Exactly. He can carry out both roles in the middle of the park.

“As a regista he has an excellent vision, even if he lacks physicality, or if you want to build a team devoted to dribbling then he’s ideal.

“Stefano’s a very polite and down-to-earth guy, who has his head on his shoulders. I certainly didn’t find him, but what struck me was his attention to the advice I gave him in training.

“He’d often run a bit on empty, so I suggested to him the position to occupy tactically, which would make the most of his characteristics.”

Sensi has made 14 appearances in the Serie A this season for Sassuolo, who sit in 12th place in the standings.