CM: Milan and Napoli still following striker as Girona director makes €40m admission

By Oliver Fisher -

Girona’s sporting director has admitted that the club would like to keep Artem Dovbyk at the club, but also confirmed that it might be difficult for them to do so.

According to a report from Calciomercato.com, Dovbyk is not the first option for any top Italian club but a concrete and interesting back-up to two of them above all. He was the top scorer last season in LaLiga and now playing for Ukraine in the European Championships in Germany.

The Girona striker is coming off the best season of his career, and this has put him at the centre of a lot of transfer rumours too. Last year Bologna and Torino thought about a concrete attempt to sign him, now Milan and Napoli have him on their list.

The Rossoneri consider him as a suitable plan B in case Joshua Zirkzee does not arrive, while the Azzurri have him down as a potential replacement for Victor Osimhen.

Dovbyk scored 24 goals last season and helped Girona qualify for the Champions League. The club’s sporting director, Quique Carcel, told AS that they do not want to let him leave if they can avoid it.

“We must not buy to sell, we must buy to consolidate the project. And I don’t want to sell Dovbyk, but if they pay 40 million we can’t do anything, he must be sold. The most important thing is to use all this to consolidate Girona among the elite,” he said.

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13 Comments

  1. I bet if Milan “leak” out their intention to trigger Dovbyk’s clause, Kia might come around. Because the Manchester “interest” is just that at this point.

    But even as an alternative, Dovbyk would be good for this team.

  2. Well yeah. That’s 40 million better spent and bet his agent commission is a couple million at best (no more than 5 million)

    1. Plavidis has already signed with Benfica bro. So he’s off the market. As for Dovbyk, he is a good option but I’m not sure what profile Milan directors are looking for.

      Zirkzee has the potential to become a top player and we already have Okafor as a striker.

      So I think Boniface might be the player that comes to Milan that nobody in the media even knew about.

      There will be surprises this summer.

  3. Did you all watch this guy at Euros? Why this guy is “proven” with a good season at his age and other with 1 good season at younger age are not proven?

  4. Dovbik is a profile we need. In terms of “one season” — this is simply incorrect. This was his first season in Spain (24 goals), season beforehand he played for Dnepr in Ukranian league scoring… the same 24 goals but in just 29 matches. Year before that — 14 goals in 17 matches. He played in Denmark before that and there his stats were not good, but I don’t know the story. In three seasons there he played just 18 matches in total. Must be some health issues IDK. And before he played in Dnepr again and his stats were good again.

    As for the Euro — look at Levandovski and Kane 🙂 its just not the same. You dont want to pick up players based on their international tournaments performance anyway.

    Dovbik will fit Milan perfectly

  5. So this means Dovbyk has a €40m release clause? Honestly I prefer him over Zirkzee, especially if we’re playing 4-3-3… we need a target striker. He reminds me of a young Giroud, great through the air and a clinical finisher. Sign him.

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