AC Milan went into the season with three centre-forwards on their books and yet have still made Olivier Giroud work overtime, so something must change this summer.
MilanNews writes about the problems with Milan’s striker situation given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is almost 41 and has had repeated physical problems, Olivier Giroud is 35 and has also had some issues while Pietro Pellegri’s loan was cut short and Marko Lazetic – who arrived to replace him in January – is just 18.
Regardless of what Ibrahimovic decides to do at the end of the season – whether he continues playing with Milan or not – the squad will need to be strengthened and new signings will have to arrive to lower the average age of the department.
For a few weeks the name in pole position has been that of Divock Origi of Liverpool, but Elliott Management’s sale of the club is expected to go through which could change the kind of profiles Milan are aiming for, facilitating more of an investment.
Giroud, who is 36 years old on September 30, reached 16 matches in a row as a starter across all competitions during the 3-1 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday.