CM: From Sesko to Simic – Milan searching for their future No.9

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan decided not to make a big investment on a new striker during the summer and the feeling is that it has been put off until next year.

As report, the goalless draw against Newcastle highlighted a need that was evident to most even before the last window opened: a new striker is needed that guarantees goals.

In the summer of 2024 this need can no longer be postponed, and the management know this which is why they are aiming to be prepared ahead of time.

The strong candidate remains Jonathan David of Lille. Giorgio Furlani plans to leverage his good relations with the Ligue 1 club to lower the €55m request for the Canadian.

Another name on the list is that of Roko Šimić, son of former Milan defender Dario Simic. Born in 2003, he plays for Red Bull Salzburg and will be observed constantly during the course of the season, especially in the Champions League.

The dream remains Benjamin Šeško, who has had a devastating impact at RB Leipzig. He has only been getting a few minutes but has been scoring regularly (three goals in four games).

The feeling is that he is destined for the Premier League but it is the profile ‘considered ideal by Gerry Cardinale for Milan’.

Tags AC Milan Benjamin Sesko Jonathan David Roko Simic


    1. Camarda turns 16 in March. It’s unlikely we’ll see him with the first time until the 26/27 season at the earliest. What are we doing until then?

  1. I think some people would want Roko Šimić because he is a Milanista and his father also played for us. Sesko would go to some PL Club or Real Madrid for 120M. David would be good, but is he really the player Pioli wants, that’s the question. Personally, I think we should gamble on Matias Arezo or get Scammada or maybe Boniface.

      1. Acmilan have not yet understand our problem is not striker is approach we need Noah Okafor at the No 9 consistently because Geround need rest and another issue we are facing is our formation 4-3-3 Acmilan don’t know how to use them now let’s make appropriate analysis for you to know truly is formation Barcelona does not have squad than Acmilan but their at the best imagine Barca won their last match in champions league and the only formation their used to is the 4-3-3 they don’t know how to play other formation. The day Tito Vilanova the coach that replaced Luis Enrique plays 4-2-3-1 they were goaless they nearly lost that match it even ended draw to tell you that every club that is successful has is own formation is used to Pioli should stop that mentality of playing a formation were not used to before things get worst. For us we have offensive players especially Romero and Colombo the coach should start playing the 4-2-3-1 to accommodate all the squad

    1. See my comment above. It’s a long wait. Many of our current stars will be gone by then. We’re in a good window now. We need a good goalscorer now.

  2. Sesko is gone. If they wanted him they should have got him this summer. As for Roko Simic he reminds of Haland a lot but needs to improve his finishing game. Any way the talent is there and I said get him back when we got Lazetic instead. Roko is 20 years old now and is starter in RB Salzburg. If he has a good season he will be out of our budget as well. David is just another North American and thats probobly why we are after him. Cause there are so many better options for 55mil then David who dosent even fit in Pioli style of play.

  3. Huge mistake by management not to get another #9 this past summer window….looks rather foolish now and could get worse with an injury to Giroud or just plain fatigue which we are already seeing and it’s only September. Not closing Taremi was a huge screw up period. We have 64M sitting on the bench in Musah, Okafor and Chukuweze…..and we could not or did not want to spend an extra few million on salary for Taremi??? Terrible decision.

    It’s still early, but SO FAR out of Pulisic, Okafor, Chukuweze and Jovic – only Pulisic has contributed. Like I said early in the season to write anyone off just yet – but – we desperately need these guys to carry the load. So far I haven’t see much from any of those aforementioned 3 players…let’s hope it changes and fast. Chukuweze was average yesterday. I was expecting much more of an impact.

  4. We have to stick to our 4231 both pioli with his logic will not agree until he see himself out, now day couches use to change formation often but they do it when is necessary, why use 433 in pepper and change it during game, even leao can do more if it’s 4231

    1. Pioli play without fixed formation. The players change position regularly during the game. While on paper it is 4-3-3, it regularly change to 4-2-3-1 or WM during match.

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