AC Milan are hoping that young striker Lorenzo Colombo continues his promising signs from preseason and develops into a trusted and reliable deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
According to Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri management continue to strive for a young and competitive team that grows as a core, and they hope Colombo will be a big part of that.
The signing of a player like Zlatan Ibrahimovic unlocked the potential of a number of young players, but in a sense Lorenzo Colombo is a bit of a late-comer to the first teama party.
The 18-year-old has been with the Rossoneri since he was six years old and has completed the whole set of youth teams up to the first team. It is the story of a player with Milan in his heart, and his arrival in the first team – which took place in June – was experienced with great emotion.
He netted three goals in preseason too, showing great qualities such as physical dominance and instinctive finishing. Colombo has shown that he has a complete repertoire as a centre-forward: good at shielding the ball and bringing his team-mates into the game, but also with a penchant for the spectacular as seen against Monza.
👌 It doesn't get much better than that from Colombo.
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) September 5, 2020
Colombo for his physical characteristics is the only heir of Ibrahimovic in the team considering the different skill set of Rebic and Leao.
The club are considering whether to buy a deputy for Ibrahimovic: on the one hand, the Rossoneri management does not want to burden the very young striker with too many responsibilities, but on the other hand they want to give him the right confidence for an opportunity that could give the first team excellent talent.