CorSera: Interesting sub-plot in Milan-Genoa as the Rossoneri search for Ibra’s deputy

By Oliver Fisher -

There will be a fascinating sub-plot to today’s game between Milan and Genoa at San Siro concerning Milan’s search for a striker.

This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) goes with the following headline ahead of today’s game at San Siro: “Milan are looking for a deputy Ibra: Leao and Scamacca compete.”

The paper notes how the Portuguese forward – who today will replace the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front – is fighting to prove that he can effectively fill the role of being the Swede’s deputy on more than just an emergency basis.

Then there is Gianluca Scamacca who is currently on loan at Genoa from Sassuolo, and rumours continue to swirl linking him with a potential move to the Rossoneri in the upcoming summer window. The two could find themselves team-mates next season but for today they are essentially enemies for 90 minutes, though paradoxically competing for the same role.

Tags AC Milan Gianluca Scamacca Rafael Leao