GdS: Lukaku, Omorodion, Broja – the list of Zirkzee alternatives for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s management are looking into back-up plans in the event that Joshua Zirkzee does not arrive due to the issues over commissions, and there are several names on the list.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Zirkzee has expressed a desire to wait until the end of the European Championship before resolving the issue regarding which club he will play for next. Milan remain fixed in their stance of not paying a €15m signing bonus, while Manchester United are keen.

Milan are looking at different solutions in addition to the Dutchman, looking for the option that has the best quality-price ratio. Jonathan David has been on the wish list for some time and he has a contract expiring in 2025 plus a good scoring record and knowledge of how Paulo Fonseca works.

Samu Omorodion has a very different profile. On the one hand he is a gamble because he scored eight goals in LaLiga with Alaves on loan from Atletico Madrid, but it was his first real professional season and he is three years younger than Zirkzee.

Romelu Lukaku is a special case in this story. Milan know that the Belgian can become an opportunity but they also know that the bond with Antonio Conte was and remains strong. It is an opportunity, like others for whom Milan have been informed.

Artem Dovbyk, currently at the European Championship with Ukraine, is only half convincing. Armando Broja, leaving Chelsea, has always been liked but costs a lot and in the last two seasons he has been limited a lot by physical problems. So, the only certainty is the extension of Luka Jovic.

Tags AC Milan Armando Broja Artem Dovbyk Jonathan David Luka Jovic Romelu Lukaku Samu Omorodion


  1. Sources close to Broja and Chelsea have confirmed Milan have started discussions with Chelsea, though some English teams have offered a starter role and 25-35 mln for him. Milan should quickly move and buy someone. If they want Zirkzee, they should make up their mind and either pay his agent’s ransom or move on and buy another striker, before all options are sold out and Milan left empty handed.

    1. Broja is like Darwin Nunez. Tall, very fast and dribbling. Technically way better than Zirkzee, Dovbyk or Lukaku. But somehow he has not been able so far to put his physical capabilities to good use.

          1. The only rubbish here is you, an Inter fan who think we give a f about what you think. I’ve never seen someone from a rival team so vested in what their rivals are doing smh

          2. “an Inter fan who think we give a f about what you think”
            Since people here regularly respond to my comments, rest assured I am not being ignored. And I really like how furious you get when you see my comments. I guess you are fuming right now. haha

          3. attention whore is correct.

            Your attempt to be concerned about Milan is comical. I presume your own Shinter Fans can’t stand you so you come on here. Nobody does that unless seeking attention they cannot get elsewhere.

            You’re one Weird dude.

      1. Broja like Darwin Nunez? Are you suggesting Nunez can’t score more than two goals per season either? I believe he scored quite a few before joining the EPL.

        1. Maybe English is not your native language, hence the misunderstanding. I said Broja is tall, very fast and dribbling like Nunez. Nowhere did I mention the goals aspect. And since you are at it, both Nunez and Broja have to learn to score on a regular basis in high level football.

  2. Not a great market looking at those options. If Zirkzee doesn’t happen, maybe some other opportunities open up or the scouts can source some good alternatives. I don’t mind having a stop gap for a single season or two like Lukaku or Morata if it’s the right player, in the same way Giroud has been.

    Broja could pay off but would be a huge fitness and form gamble. Upside is potentially huge, but the downside is basically nothing.

    Jonathan David seems determined to move to England and he’ll have no shortage of offers, so that’s not happening.

    Omorodion is a complete unknown to me, hope the scouts have done their research.

    Giminez looks like going to Tottenham.

    1. “Not a great market looking at those options”
      The market has better options, but Milan do not have enough money. It is a money issue in the end.

      1. Who are the better options? Milan have money but they don’t want to spend it… Probably €100m+ unallocated to spend now with all the players they’re selling.

  3. Why noone is talking about Šeško anymore? He hasn’t signed anywhere yet and is the best money can buy at the moment

  4. FFS!!!!! IF those three are the options besides Zirkzee, I’d rather have the management pay Kia 30 or even 40M€ than pick any of the three stooges here.

  5. Shouldn’t be this complicated. I appreciate Milan’s pursuit of Zee but for the same 40 mil we can land the Ukrainian and potentially get Guirassy as a back up. (Although he’d probably prefer BvB)

    1. Dovnybk is going to ATH Madrid

      We are complaining over the salary and commissions for Guirassy despite a low buy out clause LOL – and he wants to stay in Germany as reported……

      No worries about Zirkzee I’m sure our continued waiting and haggling will see another team swoop in and sign him and we will be left with scraps like a Jovic type player yet again

  6. I don’t want Arsenal to go for another attacker this season. Seven of Martinelli, Trossard, Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus, Saka, Nelson and Chido Obi are enough for those three places. Harvetz can also strike against smaller oppositions.
    However, if we must go for, only Samu Omorodion has what it takes to be on a high stage. He has the potential to clock 38km/h at a big club. If you combine him with Martinelli and Saka at wide positions, Arsenal will destroy opponents.
    All these Sesko, Zickzee and Goykeres are not up to our standard, with all due respect.

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