As Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still injured, Ante Rebic has played up front for Milan. The Croatian, however, is yet to score a goal and he’s certainly experiencing some difficulties in the role, used to playing on the left flank.
The former Frankfurt man has done well in the defensive phase, as highlighted by Calciomercato.com, constantly running and pressing the opponents. furthermore, he has opened a lot of space for his teammates in the attack.
On the other hand, he hasn’t got on the scoresheet yet, which is crucial for any striker. It’s clear that Rebic suffers from the after-effects of the elbow dislocation he sustained against Crotone, not fully living up to his usual standards.
Everything would, therefore, suggest that Milan should intervene in January and fill the gap up front. However, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have opted against this, wanting to give the group as much continuity as possible.
They believe that the ideal alternatives for Ibrahimovic are already in place, as Rebic scored six goals in 12 games as a centre-forward last season. The difference being his physical condition, of course, while Rafael Leao will soon be back as well.
The speech for June will be different, though, when the problem of identifying the heir to Ibrahimovic will arise, even though the Swede could continue for one more season.