One of the most promising young starlets in Europe is playing for RB Salzburg. Born in Milano but with a Croatian citizenship, he is 18 years old and has 20 goals and 6 assists with his youth team: we are talking about Roko Simic.
The name may sound familiar for you and that is right. He is the son of former AC Milan player Dario Simic. But, unlike his father who was a defender, Roko is a centre-forward.
He is a very physical player and a great poacher in the penalty area. He can also play very well in the air, being 190 centimetres tall. He has been showing so much potential and promise with his skills so far this season especially in UEFA Youth League.
Calciomercato.com talk about how Paolo Maldini had intensified contacts with Lokomotiva Zagreb (when Roko used to play there). The club technical director was hoping that he could sign the youngster by relying on the fact that his father works as a scout in Moncada's staff. However, what made the difference between AC Milan and RB Salzburg was the acceleration in the process and the 4 million euros offer submitted.