Milan were reported with holding an interest in him a few weeks ago, with the Italian club looking to strengthen their squad as they chase the Serie A title by securing a backup for Theo Hernandez, currently unavailable after testing covid-19 positive.
The idea was for them to loan Junior until the end of the season with a purchase option included for about €15m. Gianluca di Marzio, however, has pointed out that Junior’s arrival in Italy could be derailed by something with nothing to do with football.
Junior has recently become a father for a second time and is said to not want to move countries and leagues when his son is barely a month old. This could lead the defender to stay in Catalonia until the summer, although a January exit is still possible.