CorSera: Ibra scare forces Milan to tackle striker issue – Belotti idea gaining momentum

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced off during the 0-0 draw against Juventus on Sunday night with AC Milan now aware they cannot rely on him for every big game.

This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes that the Swede will not miss the derby against Inter despite a problem with his Achilles tendon that forced him to leave the match against Juventus after less than half an hour, because his injury does not worry the medical staff.

It is just inflammation of the tendon that will be back to full strength again with some rest and therapy, and the pain should pass within a few days so he will be available for the derby against Inter on February 5, which for Milan know is almost a last chance saloon in their Scudetto hopes.

Sooner or later the issue will have to be addressed though because while Milan have signed a centre-forward for the future in the 18-year-old Marko Lazetic, in the summer a more established name will surely be needed.

Andrea Belotti – whose contract with Torino is due to expire – is an increasingly concrete option and Milan are the first choice destination for him given he has been a fan of the club since childhood.

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Tags AC Milan Andrea Belotti Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. But now it has probably burned…. Belotti has been so fond of Milan since he was a child, it would qualify him for an offer to play for Milan! What a joke…,,. Everything that you Oliver writes, you should think about if you should publish … It is probably the case that the self-imposed thought sometimes controls, but it should not apply to what is expressed in substance …

  2. Ibra scare is healthy for the team. he can’t make a 35 year old striker look younger. keep waiting for the magic and give room for so many misplaced passes and shots. Ibra looks and is jaded, too often injured and the club can’t cry he couldn’t play 90 minutes.

    you dont like 35/40? what about a 18 with HUGE potential? .. okay, sell Messias, bench Saelemaekers, bring in a RW/CAM good enough to start or ditch the 4-2-3-1 altogether, stop whinning about future, books and top 4 finishes when the team remains for so long so close to the title, It is NOW and a team like Milan can’t go like 10 fkn years without it.

    1. Zlatan at 40 and jaded is still the best scoring machine the team’s got. Look at his goals per minute -stats. Top of the league (at least a couple of rounds ago but but as he hasn’t scored lately, his ratio has dropped).

      Bet on 18-year-old Lazetic or Zlatan for the rest of the season? That’s an easy one.

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