Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is the first name on the list for the Milan as they look to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a report claims.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported in their Wednesday edition that Ibrahimovic has made the decision to leave the Rossoneri once the season is over, which means the club are now in the market for a replacement.
According to the same outlet (via MilanLive), Milan have identified their man in Milik. With his contract expiring in 2021, the Poland international is an experienced profile who is nonetheless arguably in his prime, and for this reason he represents an opportunity given there is seemingly little chance of renewal.
The paper claims that the 26-year-old is the first idea to reinforce the offensive department already lacking after the farewell of Krzysztof Piatek.
Rafael Leão has ‘proven to still be immature’ and has not scored the goals expected of him, but also it will be important to have forward depth since there are no other out-and-out No.9s in the squad.
Milik has played in seven seasons of the Champions League, a World Cup, a European Championship and of course has been impressive at both Ajax and Napoli.
The player wants to change clubs and Aurelio De Laurentiis is forced to sell so as not to risk losing him on a free transfer. The demands though start at €40m in cash – no counterparts – and Atletico Madrid are lurking.