AC Milan are looking to reinforce their attack in the summer and they currently have three forwards in mind to boost the creativity in the ranks, a report claims.
According to what is being reported by Tuttosport (via SempreMilan.it), directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have targeted three names to reinforce the trident that play behind the striker in Stefano Pioli’s 4-2-3-1.
The first name is Noa Lang, a right winger and attacking midfielder for Club Brugge, then there is Nadim Bajrami currently of Empoli and Ruslan Malinovskyi of Atalanta.
The ‘new Neymar’
Lang is a 22-year-old with characteristics similar to those of Brahim Diaz, given that he is not the tallest nor the most imposing physically but he does have good individual skill, control and is good in one-on-one situations.
He has scored 6 goals in 27 games with his club this season but does have 13 assists. Valued at €25m, the Dutch talent still has a long contract with Bruges (2025) and will not be sold unless they get a fitting offer.
The domestic options
Bajrami is also 22 and could represent the latest player – after Bennacer and Krunic – to make the move to the San Siro from Empoli. He is a pure attacking midfielder, and this season in Serie A he has collected 6 goals and 5 assists in 26 games played under the guidance of Andreazzoli.
He is taller than Lang by about 6cm, and the Albanian has good ability with both feet and often occupies both the space between the lines and out wide (as seen when he equalised against Milan in the last game before Christmas) top open up the attack. He is valued at €10m.
Finally there is Malinovskyi who is more of a goal scorer than the other two and is a set piece specialist too, with 9 goals and 2 assists for Atalanta so far in the current campaign. He is 28 so is six years older than Lang and Bajrami, and would probably cost €30m given La Dea would be losing another player to a big rival.