GdS: Milan believe Ibrahimovic can help mould €40m striker into his perfect heir

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could sign Gianluca Scamacca this summer from Sassuolo and have him learn alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to a report.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the hypothesis could become ‘very realistic under two certain conditions’. The first is that Ibrahimovic extends his contract, recovers fully from injury and remains a Milan player while the second is that the Rossoneri are able to strike a deal with Sassuolo to sign Scamacca as their long-term centre-forward.

Ibrahimovic and Scamacca are in some way already linked because the Swede has always been an idol for the Italian, and since his return to Milan in the 2020-21 season he has been able to watch him and learn from him in person during their duels on the field.

Ibra’s ability to motivate, advise and encourage younger players – those in whom he recognises the talent to be shaped – might persuade Milan to invest in a player like Scamacca who has undoubted potential.

In the next few days, the 40-year-old will have a meeting with the Rossoneri management to agree a new contract. Once Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have officially extended their deals they could get to work on Scamacca, but the interest from PSG and the Premier League and the €40m asking price is a tough ask to overcome.

If in the end they became team-mates, Ibra would have the opportunity to devote his attention to the growth of Scamacca who is already showing he knows how to play the role of lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 system with the Neroverdi.

Of course then it would be up to Pioli to come up with a way to best exploit the qualities of the 23-year-old – who scored 16 goals in the league last season – and for the other players like Rafael Leao and potential new signings to develop a relationship that makes a new-look attack blossom.


Tags AC Milan Gianluca Scamacca Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. Milan is still a puppet team, still cannot compete with the world’s strongest team in terms of spending on some proven and needed players liKE CDK. It’s very obvious that we need a player like CDK, the fact is that we’re the champions of Italy so we need to reinforce the team ASAP.

    1. A 21 year old who has only played in Belgium is hardly “proven”. Come on now. Maldini and Co. put this team together I think they deserve the benefit of the doubt on their transfer choices.

  2. Rencana Merekrut scamacca akan menjadi bualan….bagaimana mungkin scamacca sedangkan didepan sudah ada Origi , Giroud , Ibra , Colombo..Lazetic.. paling masuk akal adalah…Pemain no 10 yang bisa menjadi Striker dan LW , AMC .kandidat realistis Charles de Ketailere…

  3. I believe that Scamacca under the guidance of Ibra would turn into a total beast of striker that guarantees 20+ gols a season people often say that what we need is one good attacking midfielder and a left winger but its been years since the last time we had one striker that scored 20+ gols!

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