GdS: ‘Gyokeres on pole’ – Milan’s plan and targets to replace Giroud

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan are searching for their Olivier Giroud replacement ahead of the summer transfer window and Sporting’s Viktor Gyokeres is currently the favourite. 

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Milan News), there are a number of strikers that Milan could move for in the summer transfer window but Gyokeres is said to be on pole right now.

Milan were in need of a new striker anyway but with Giroud expected to depart at the end of the season for MLS, the club know that they have to get the signing right.

The Sporting striker has got a €100m release clause but the club are not expected to stick to that, with a lower price potentially on the table. The 25-year-old has scored 30 goals this season for his club and is in remarkable form.

If a deal for Gyokores cannot be struck, one of the first alternatives is Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee. As long as Bayern Munich do not use their €40m buy-back clause, then he could be signed for around €60m.

Similar amounts of cash would be needed to sign Benjamin Sesko from RB Leipzig or Santiago Jimenez from Feyenoord, whilst the cheaper options are currently Lille’s Jonathan David and Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy.

Tags AC Milan Olivier Giroud Viktor Gyökeres


  1. Simply not happening..prem teams want him which means a fee of 70m plus. Arsenal and West Ham linked today

    It’s crazy money for an unproven player in a top league.

    David or Zirkzee are the smart moves here

    1. Would actually say go for david, is proven. Still pretty young at 24 years of age. Has been in superb scoring form lately. And we could get him for only 30 million thanks to 1 year left on the contract. Wich could leave up to 100 million left to spend on a centerback,cdm and right back if we belive in earlier reports. Zirkzee is really good but wouldnt pay more than 60 million for him.

      1. That 30m isn’t happening, the one year thing means they may need to sell but it just needs a bidding war for a couple of clubs in order for it to start going north.

        And that’s just the feeling, no doubt he’ll be pushing for a big salary with that too. So something like ~18-22m per year factoring in transfer plus gross wages and all other fees.

        1. I don’t think he’ll be on the radar of many big hitters. Unless psg suddenly think he could replace mbappe.

          Most top teams have their strikers sorted, Barca perhaps and Arsenal are in the market but they will likely go for Gyokeres, Sesko types. Toney is also likely to head to a bid club.

          I can just see David working well with the players we have, Rafa and Pulisic wide with Okafor and Chukwueze coming on and he will suit Adli’s game too

          1. Even the EPL clubs like Wolverhampton, Crystal Palace, etc can easily splash 30-50 mil (or whatever David’s market value) so he won’t be on any shortage of suitors.

          2. @ibrahimba yes you are right they can, but then you enter the difference of playing for a mid table prem team or a legacy club with European football…..that’s where we win out

      2. Agree with you 100% mate….David is a 1 in 2 striker at a decent but not outstanding club. I think he’s the best placed to make a leap.

  2. The situation is clear. The future striker has to replace Giroud’s goals, and that’s it. In addition to Leao and Pulisic on the left and right, who also assist and score goals, i believe that Milan’s attack should be quite decent. It is up to the club management to decide who it will be. To me, the search for defensive players is somehow more interesting, because we failed badly this season.

  3. Or we risk it all and sign retegui and gudmundson from Genoa… It looks like Milan are going to spend big this mercato. If they risked 30 mil on cdk then we should see a 50 odd on a new CF.

  4. I would advise against this guy and for other options. Just my gut feeling, CF is one of those positions where you pay 50-100m for them and they can’t score. If anyone remembers Torres they would know what I am saying. Find someone in the range of 20-30 or a couple and let them compete for the position, invest the money in midfield instead, and other areas where we need depth. We need to develop a team that goals will come from everywhere and not just the 9

  5. I would see if Jesus is available from Arsenal as they have other plans. For me, he would be an ideal addition up there. The rest of the money can go elsewhere where depth is needed

  6. Gyökeres has work ethic. He is much faster than Giroud and runs a lot. Strong too.
    The pressing with Gyökeres will be better than with Giroud.

    But there will be interest from England. Let’s see if Ibra really matters for him.

    Best case scenario, he wants playing time and he will get it here. In PL you never know.

    But €100m is not happening from us.

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