Journalist Paolo Condo has urged AC Milan to sign a new striker during the summer transfer window amid doubts about the long-term in that particular position.
It seems as though the centre-forward department is the elephant in the room for Milan at the moment, due to the fact they have two strikers both under contract until June in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Mandzukic and at the time of writing it is unknown whether either will remain for next season.
A number of strikers continue to be linked with a move to Milan as potential long-term options such as PSV’s Donyell Malen and AZ Alkmaar’s Myron Boadu, with sections of the fanbase and the media putting pressure on the management to address the situation.
Now, Paolo Condo has spoken in his column for La Repubblica, beginning with a reflection on the performance against Udinese before going on to talk about Milan’s striker quandary.
“Pioli’s team, which gained credibility in the first round also and above all for how it knew how to remedy the absences that gradually hit it, yesterday was asked to find some of its unexplored potentials for the necessary hand to make up for the shortcomings of Ibra and Calhanoglu, and did not answer,” he said (via MilanLive).
“Pioli has the right to feel a little disappointed by talents that do not shine at the moment. Those who work on the future of Milan are clear that the first position to be fixed, with a purchase valid for the next five years, will be that of the centre-forward. Which does not mean dismissing Ibra, but putting an equal alongside him.”