CM: Okafor compared to Tomasson as forward prepares to deputise for Leao

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan forward Noah Okafor has been compared to Jon Dahl Tomasson as the Swiss player prepares to take Rafael Leao’s place on the left flank.

As explained by, the way that Okafor is used by Milan has similarities to former Rossoneri player Tomasson, who could play either on the wing or through the middle as a striker and was decisive from the bench.

Leao is going to be suspended for the next Serie A match against Empoli, and it is expected that Okafor will take his place on the left of the attack. It is a golden opportunity to show Stefano Pioli why he should play more often now he has recovered from his injury.

Okafor was the hero against Lazio on Friday night as he scored the 88th-minute winner to secure a 1-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico, so he could be set for a strong end to the season.

Okafor has scored four times this season from the bench, but he won’t be coming off of the bench against Empoli. He perhaps will, though, against Slavia Praha in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Leao will start that game given he is not eligible to play at the weekend.

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  1. He can be a great utility player across the front 3.

    Players like that can provide actual depth as well as consistency.

    1. Okafor recently said himself that his preferred position is the left wing or as a second striker so i think its fairly safe to say that he is in fact a left winger. He has played 73 matches in that position and 72 as a cf while also playing 39 matches as a right wing throughout his career.

  2. Tomasson was a fantastic servant in an era when we had just about the best attacking options in the world.

    We don’t have that now and Okafor can go further, but for now it’s a comparison he should cherish.

  3. Time to step up, sunshine! Already have a Jovic. Need a more reliable option. Hoping OK-Dokey takes a leap in quality off the start.

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