A number of Italian clubs are taking note of M’Bala Nzola’s performances this season in Serie A and AC Milan are reportedly among them.
Calciomercato.it recall how Nzola calmly beat Samir Handanovic from the penalty spot and served the assist for Daniel Maldini under the watchful eye of his father who had gone to see the playmaker in action from the stands as Spezia beat Inter 2-1.
Nzola is being watched by several Italian clubs given that he has scored 14 goals this season with 12 of them coming in the league. The forward will turn 27 on 18 August so the right time seems to have come for a change of scenery and to join a more ambition side.
Torino are the team in the front row at the moment and following Andrea Belotti’s farewell they want a striker who can score double digit goals per season, while Fiorentina really like him too.
However, if Nzola continues like this and exceeds 20 goals in the league, it cannot be excluded that even bigger clubs come in like Lazio who are looking for a deputy to Ciro Immobile and also possibly Milan.
The Rossoneri are ready to change the attacking department a lot in the summer and Nzola could represent a good opportunity. Relations between Milan and Spezia – as demonstrated by the Maldini and Caldara loans – are excellent.
mmmh…he’s 27, I would not bet on him.
11 goals in the Serie A in 20/21 with 4 assists.
He was poor in 21/22 but 20 odd starts for 1,000 odd minutes indicates he was playing off the bench, a lot.
12 goals and 2 assists so far in 22/23.
That’s pretty close to a proven player in the league. The sort of guy you could start 10 times with confidence, against weaker opponents in the league, to give the primary #9 a rest.
He’s powerful and quick so he should be a good player to bring off the bench, although that doesn’t seem to have worked last year. I can’t say I followed Spezia closely at all but Motta has benched Arnautovic at Bologna for structural reasons. That could explain Nzola’s struggles last year.
According to TM his value is EU3.5m which I suspect is maybe half of what he would cost. Factor in the sale of Origi. It would be good business in my view even if it cost EU5m net of the Origi sale.
good thinking honestly
His contract expires in june. Sell origi and sign as a deputy to giroud and if he plays better then he can take his place.
It expires in June 2024, meaning he’ll still have a year left on his contract at the end of the season.
How about Strefezza from Lecce for RW?
The next Origi
If he’s cheap I don’t mind him as a backup but not our starter. We need a top class striker. It’s time.