CorSport: Milan identify duo as Giroud successors – the names

By Ben Dixon -

Olivier Giroud isn’t getting any younger, and with a move to the MLS looking like a real possibility, AC Milan have to start planning their strategy for his successor. As a result, a report has suggested that the club are beginning to evaluate who they would like to add to their frontline in the summer.

In recent weeks, the French striker has murked the waters surrounding his Milan future, given he has been tempted with a move to the MLS, and the club hasn’t made any movement to sort a new deal for him.

Before the January mercato opening, there was a lot of speculation about whether the club would invest in a new striker. However, Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) has revealed that due to Luka Jovic’s return to form, the investment has been postponed until the summer.

There are two names who the Rossoneri have been admired for some time now, who the report suggests they will attempt to pursue.

Firstly is Jonathan David, the Canadian striker has been extensively linked with a move to the Rossoneri, and given he would cost in the region of €40million, there has been a reluctance to act so far. However, a move in the summer could be seen as the perfect time to act – especially with his contract expiring in the summer of 2025.

Then there is Joshua Zirkzee. Thiago Motta’s hottest prospect at Bologna has been another whom the Diavolo have fantasised about. Like David, he would cost in the region of €40m, but, Milan have a card to play – Alexis Saelemaekers – who the Rossoblu are fans of, and the inclusion of the Belgian could sweeten a deal for the Dutchman, who is currently the Rossoneri’s primary target for the summer.

Tags AC Milan Jonathan David Joshua Zirkzee Olivier Giroud


  1. Meanwhile Giroud is leading the team in Goals and assists and is having his best season ever, but yeah, let’s push him out the door.

  2. The Greece Az Alkamar is better than both these Players Combined togather
    And Even Scored more than they scored so far .
    Are the milan maanagenent and the Ownera arr Blind

  3. I think David will not shine at Milan while Zirkzee has already shown what he can do in Italy.Most likely it will happen as Saelemaekers will stay at bologna.So i think we should trust this transfer If It Happens.

  4. Neither J David or Ziggyzee are at Milan’s level. I would rather rely on Giroud for another season and save the money to then buy a top-level proven striker the following summer.

  5. The thing is Milan will never have that kind of money to spend on a top-level striker that you wish for so it is better to look for alternatives instead of waiting. Maybe we can rely on giroud and jovic for now but once giroud goes we wont have a top-form striker as it is likely he will leave for the MLS and he is 37…

    1. “The thing is Milan will never have that kind of money to spend on a top-level striker”

      Surely, once the new stadium is built.

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