GdS: Milan rapidly secure Okafor coup – the details including fee and salary

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan wrapped up the signing of Noah Okafor from Red Bull Salzburg yesterday, and more details continue to emerge regarding the terms of the deal.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes this morning that Milan will sign Okafor from Salzburg for a figure of €14m, which is largely influenced by the fact he had less than a year left to run on his contract.

Milan were linked with a move for the 23-year-old last year and more intensely when he scored against them in the Champions League group stages, with that interest now coming to fruition.

The scouting department like Okafor for his speed, creativity, technique, and adaptability, the latter of which means he can be both Rafael Leão’s deputy and Olivier Giroud’s back-up too.

In 166 career matches, he played 64 times as a centre-forward, another 64 as a left winger and 38 as a right winger. With Salzburg he scored 34 goals in 100 games, with 14 goals and 11 assists being his most prolific season (2021-22).

Okafor will sign a four-year agreement with an expiry of June 2027 and a salary of €2.2m net per season as per the paper. He is an EU player despite the fact Switzerland are not in the European Union, by virtue of the country being in the Schengen agreement and the EEA.

He will join the team in the United States of America in the next few days. It will be easy for him to make himself understood by his new team-mates too, as he already speaks Italian.

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  1. Oli what’s your thoughts on the post situation now that we’ve got Okafor and Chukwueze is essentially over the line, and who do you think we need next?

    1. Imo my preference would be, in the order:

      CM : Musah/Dominguez, torn between the two but I think Musah is younger, more physical and have higher ceiling than Dominguez.

      LB : Gallo/Calafiori/Pellegrini. Gallo is more experienced than Calafiori and decent for Lecce. Too bad Augello already join Cagliari for 2m – could give us cheap, decent option with experience as back up.

      If we got some money left we can go for Singo.

      1. Calafiori is most likely at this point. His versatility and low cost will probably be most attractive. And a promising player.

    2. Personally, we need another CM as a priority. I don’t trust Pobega in a 2 and if we play 3 CMs then we need to have 5 players to cover injury and suspension.

      So Musah, Dominguez or another CM for me please.

      CF would be next choice but only if we move on Origi.

      1. Dominguez vs Musah ATM; I agree on needing depth at CF too. And I would love for some competition for Calabria at LB not named Florenzi.

  2. I really hope we get Chukwueze. Our guy here has been calling out for LINDSTRõM, I checked his clips on YouTube, guys, that guy is a beast! Players like that are born once in a century… He’s so full of confidence. He reminds me of Kakà. He won’t come cheap though. Forza MILAN!❤️🖤
    Don’t know much about Musah, but I’d like to have Dominguez. He’s a complete midfielder, knows the league well.
    Now, we have Okafor, perhaps he’ll play as our striker. Pls let’s give a Colombo a chance playing with great wingers like Leaó, Pulisic, Chukwueze. I think he’ll bang in goals

      1. No need to sell cdk. Leao was as bad as him in his first season. But now he is the best we got. Let’s not make the same mistake we made with locatelli , players need time to adapt

        1. “No need to sell cdk. Leao was as bad as him in his first season.”

          Nope. Leao showed glimpses of what he can do. CDK? Nothing, Not a single thing during the whole season.

          1. That’s harsh cause at the start of the season he showed major glimpses of his chance creating ability, but I won’t disagree that Leão had some major glimmers in his first season like that super goal Vs fiorentina

          2. CDK is a bag of mixed emotions…. I would give him another year, but MF competition is stiff too at Milan now. I just don’t think we get a high enough offer for him to offload… So loan? Another year here?

  3. Ok is simple Stefano Pioli please sign musah if u can’t sign Lindstrom then use musah in the No 10 with pulisic

  4. How is he speaking Italian? Nevertheless it’s a good news since most of our new players doesn’t speak Italian. It would help a lot, tactically.

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