AC Milan must prioritise the signing of a centre-forward over a midfielder as the example from other Serie A clubs shows, a report claims.
Alberto Cerruti writes for Calciomercato.com that Daichi Kamada will arrive on a free transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt and then Ruben Loftus-Cheek should also join from Chelsea, with the hope of a discount on the €25m requested by the London club.
However, Milan cannot stop there. Names such as Marco Asensio and Domenico Berardi have been mentioned for the right wing, Davide Frattesi and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for the midfield plus Marko Arnautovic and Lois Openda for the attack.
Cerruti writes that the absolute priority for Milan should be to sign a true centre-forward who guarantees a certain number of goals isn’t coming after a long injury like Divock Origi, who isn’t a raw talent like Marko Lazetic and isn’t a 34-year-old like Arnautovic.
Olivier Giroud has worked overtime this season but cannot carry the weight of the attack on his shoulders alone, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s age seem to have caught up to him, with Origi and Ante Rebic offering very little.
Meanwhile, Napoli won the Scudetto thanks above all to their top scorer Victor Osimhen, while Inter got 40 goals from their three forwards, Lautaro (21), Lukaku (10) and Dzeko (9), more than double the 15 scored by the three Milan forwards.
The consequence of all this is also the total goal difference (today 28 to 19) in favour of Inter, which determines the final placement on equal points in the standings and in direct matches.
Therefore, new signings are welcome in all departments, but the priority must be the search for new strikers, as a plural and not the singular.