CM: Stats prove Milan have a problem in attack – three playmakers in the viewfinder

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s lacklustre performance and dropped points against Udinese highlighted once again that the attacking department often lacks creativity and above all end product.

Calciomercato.com reports that in Serie A – when combining the goals and assists of the six most used players – the Milan trident (the trio behind the striker in the 4-2-3-1) have created a total of 21 goals (11 goals and 10 assists) which is four fewer than Napoli, who use the same system and actually have a game in hand.

Alexis Saelemaekers and Rade Krunic understand Stefano Pioli’s system and the need for balance, but they do not bring enough in goals and assists. Leao has 4 goals and 2 assists, while Rebic has 1 goal and 2 assists but has been injured. Brahim had a very strong start, with 3 goals and 3 assists but has struggled to maintain those levels, while Messias has only just got a run of games together.

Milan need to increase the quality and unpredictability of the department and the report mentions some options that are being monitored: Charles De Ketelaere (5 goals and 6 assists this season with Club Brugge), Brenden Aaronson (3 goals and 6 assists for Red Bull Salzburg) and Romain Faivre (7 goals and 5 assists in Ligue 1 with Brest).

At the moment however, the priorities for the winter transfer market are different with a centre-back the main issue to address then perhaps a striker and a midfielder. The attacking midfielder will probably be talked about more in view of June, but it cannot be ruled out that something is done next month.


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Tags AC Milan Brenden Aaronson Charles De Ketelaere Romain Faivre

5 Comments

  1. Savo Calcio says:

    This will lead to us fighting for 4th if we do this. Focusing on a striker and CB rather than AM is a death sentence… rebic and giroud are almost healthy. We can get a cheap stop gap striker to help til June and a stop gap CB for depth.

    The problem with our attack is that we can’t link play and create the chances.. this is all because we have bad AM and bad RW… we need at least 1 top talent at these positions and IMO, AM is faaar and away the position we need right now.

  2. Tomato says:

    Loan Christensen and Origi. Buy De Ketelaere for 30M

  3. Rossonero Vero says:

    We ‘re trying to “sort the porblem of AM/RW” for the past 6 mercatos now…
    Yeah, yeah…

  4. ….. says:

    If so we need a centre back I think Christensen is a top player hopefully we get him this January market. Now to the striker role I think we stick with Giroud and Zlatan ,Giroud is back soon and rebic. Now to AM/RW only one best option romain faivre he is playing 20x better then Alexis and Diaz so if we don’t get him I will be disappointed in the management.

  5. Stam says:

    It will be absolutely moronic if we buy CB in January, not giving chances to Gabbia (only had 1 really bad game), not giving chances to Maldini as ACM.

    Sign Kamara in winter, he’ll join us in the summer. Do the same with Belotti, try for young Omeragic.
    For RW – Doku would be best, but tbh theres nobody really good available for cheap now. Better to adjust to 352 with Theo and Kalulu/ Calabria more offensive.

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