Alessandro Costacurta has urged the AC Milan management to trust the forwards they have at their disposal rather than signing another striker for the sake of it.
There are some doubts about how Milan stack up in the No.9 position going into the new season. Olivier Giroud will turn 37, Noah Okafor is perhaps not a like-for-like deputy, Divock Origi has been ousted and Lorenzo Colombo wants to go out on loan.
For this reason, there has been a number of reports linking the Rossoneri with a move for another striker such as Moise Kean from Juventus, Armando Broja from Chelsea or Hugo Ekitike from Chelsea.
One man who thinks that the management shouldn’t be too hasty is Costacurta, as the former defender spoke during a segment on Sky last night (via Radio Rossonera) in which he was asked about whether his former team need a striker.
The host Alessandro Bonan asked: “Why doesn’t Milan bet on a young man like Colombo? Or why not carve out the role of deputy Giroud for him?”
The reply from Costacurta: “If Milan don’t bet definitively on him there will obviously be some reason. It may be that he is not considered good enough. Today I saw Italy-Switzerland 1-1 again, and I studied Okafor’s movements. But are we sure that he can’t do well?
“Why, is there anyone who even doubts that he can play as a centre-forward? I say this because I want to open a controversial discussion, is it possible? I saw that match: guys, this is a very strong player, yes, a centre-forward.
“Also because he is not small, let’s try asking Bonucci and Acerbi, who were central defenders in that match. If we want to be honest he is more of a centre-forward than Kean.”