GdS: ‘King of dribbling’ and Ligue 1 breakout star – Milan eyeing two signings for the attack

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are continuing to look abroad for options to reinforce their attack and they are targeting a winger from Spurs and a striker from Reims, a report claims.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are following Steven Bergwijn and Hugo Ekitike as potential options to come in ahead of 2022-23 and raise the quality of the attack for the future. The former is a winger who plays for Tottenham and was bought by Mourinho in January 2020, while the latter has 9 goals in Ligue 1 this season with Reims at just 19 years of age.

Bergwijn is described as the ‘King of dribbling’ and he made the move from PSV to Spurs in 2020, scoring on his Premier League debut against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City having only arrived in London four days earlier. However, this season he has scored 3 goals in 18 games and is struggling for playing time.

Bergwijn cost €30m and has a contract until 2025 but he is not deemed unsellable by Spurs, who are willing to sell him for a figure in the region of €20-25m, so Milan are thinking about the opportunity.

Ekitike meanwhile is inspired by Mbappè and has a past as a winger, but it is thanks to a loan spell at Vejle Boldklub that he is now ready for Reims and for Ligue 1. He is right-footed, has 4 assists in addition to his goals and is 190cm tall, with the teenager having said no to Newcastle, waiting until the summer instead to join a serious project.

Tags AC Milan Hugo Ekitike Steven Bergwijn

6 Comments

  1. I cannot not understand the urgency for signing new strikers as we have attack on all fronts GIROUD..
    LEAO ..ZLATAN IBRAMAVIC When fit ..
    Giroud has got loads of goals in him this season and next …After that then yes perhaps …
    Let’s look at now ..We are at the top of the pile ..
    We can be crowned champions this season .
    So let’s smile and be confident,I am ..
    AC MILAN have one of the most exciting teams , that I have ever seen ..As well as experience we have bags of young talent ..This team is the most exciting to watch since Manchester Utd under ALEX FERGUSON.
    We should be so proud …What a great team we have and under great management.
    Keep believing…

    1. Do you believe Ibra want to reduce his salary from 7m euro to 3m euro that AC Milan offer and accept to be reserved player below giroud? I don’t believe Ibra Will extend 1 years more and probably retire if Sweden failed enter world cup in Qatar. So Maldini and moncada move fast to identify Ibra replacement

  2. These are only speculations. And it needs to be disregarded. Good strikers in Ligue 1 as well as anywhere come under high prices. We already saw that Milan is not open to spending big money. If a striker comes it will have to be a great cheap opportunity. Otherwise it is only a strategy of increasing players’ rating

  3. We do not need any extra strikers at the moment .
    I keep saying this over and over again ..
    We have quality ,,Giroud is far from finished ,and zlatan ibramavic when fit will still score goals .
    I love Olivier Giroud and have followed him wherever he has played ..I keep saying this also we AC MILAN
    are very capable of beating anyone with the squad we have at the moment a blend of experience and youth .
    Have faith in this team ..I have .

  4. Milan are looking at several options while our attack is looking decent the club needs to be ready when zlatan and Giroud are moving on.

    Belotti is one option for free (depending on wage demands) but a decent option. As for the targets in this article it could be looked at as an Adli signing could be bought and loaned for a year.

    Botman and Sanchez are targets for key roles. RW has been a major issue for a good spell and needs to be fixed properly.

    Adli could play as AM next season but might not if not as good as Diaz can be he can vanish a key times so Milan need a quality player to rotate in that role so there is some competition in that role.

    Milan are building a good squad looking at as many options especially younger promising options is never a bad thing. It all helps to build a truly competitive squad.

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