AC Milan Women are closing in on what will be a very big signing for the team. In fact, Sweden star Kosovare Asllani is ready to put pen to paper and join the Rossonere, several reports claims.
This news contradicts earlier reports that the player was not interested in signing for Milan, including a strong denial from her agent over the matter. Now, it appears that she could be suiting up for the Rossonere next season.
Asllani is a forward who previously plied her trade with Real Madrid. The forward signed for the team while they were still known as CD Tacón and was the first Galáctica for the women’s team back in 2019. She spent a total of three years at Madrid and has scored a total of 26 goals for both Tacón and Madrid.
Her last gift to Las Merengues was scoring a penalty against Villarreal that allowed Madrid to qualify for next season’s UWCL. Asllani also scored one of the fastest hat-tricks in history, as she scored three goals in about 154 seconds against Valencia in February of 2021.
Towards the end of her tenure at Madrid, Asllani saw her minutes limited due to internal politics. She also saw her playing time curtailed by injuries. This was part of the reason why the player decided to leave Las Blancas at the end of last season, despite being a lifelong Madridista.
Before then, Asllani played at several different teams, including PSG, Manchester City, and Linköping in her native Sweden. Asllani won the FA WSL and the Continental Cup with the Citizens. She won the Damallsvenskan (the league title), as well as the Svenska Supercupen and Cupen while playing at Linköping.
Asllani is a Swedish international who has also earned 156 caps for Sweden. The forward has scored a total of 40 goals for her country, has helped them win the silver medal at the Olympics (twice), and helped them secure a third-place finish at the last Women’s World Cup. Asllani also helped her country defeat Italy at the Algarve Cup, where she played against her future Milan teammates, Laura Giuliani and Valentina Bergamaschi, in the tournament’s final.
Asllani is a speedy, creative forward who has played at the highest level. She brings with her a wealth of experience and will be a much-needed reinforcement for Milan’s attack, especially since the club will likely lose their former captain, Valentina Giacinti. Giacinti’s most likely destination will be A.S. Roma.
Milan is working on making some major upgrades to the women’s team, as they are also expected to bring in Czech midfielder, Kamila Dubcová, alongside Asllani. The team is making moves on the transfer market and taking advantage of Serie A Femminile’s transition towards professionalization to become a force to be reckoned with next season.