As we have reported before, Valentina Giacinti is on her way out of Milan. Therefore, the Rossonere have begun searching for a replacement on the market and a Swedish forward has been identified.
Giacinti, the former captain of the team, is said to be on their way to AS Roma. The one thing holding the deal up, however, is that Roma want to include an option to buy the player at the end of the season.
Milan, on the other hand, don’t want to sell the forward outright to a direct rival. The deal is therefore stalled on this one little detail, as Milan want to bring Giacinti back at the end of the season.
In the meanwhile, Milan are searching for two replacements to fill the void the striker will leave behind. The two players in question are Kosovare Asllani and Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir, as per Cartellino Rosa.
Asllani currently plays for Real Madrid Femenino and was the club’s first major signing during the team’s inaugural season in La Liga Iberdrola. The forward has made a total of 33 league appearances for the team and has scored 19 goals for Las Blancas, including two in the Champions League (Wyscout). The prospect of Asllani leaving Madrid seems unlikely, however, given the fact that she’s a lifelong Madridista.
Guðmundsdóttir, in contrast, has barely featured for her current club, Bordeaux. The player has only played four matches for the French side since transferring to them from Kristianstad (Fbref). She has also yet to score a goal for her current team.
Svava’s stats at Bordeaux don’t tell the entire story, however. The Icelandic international was once a prolific striker at their first club, Røa. The player managed to score 14 goals while playing in Norway’s top flight. It should also be noted that Svava is not a forward by nature but is mainly a winger and has played as a false nine on occasion.
The player might be a surplus to requirements at Bordeaux, hence why Milan is interested in acquiring them. The team feels that they can bring her back to her best by making her a starter for the team.
Milan, in the meanwhile, will go into their next match without a starting forward. The Rossonere will play AS Roma this Wednesday in a playoff round for the Supercoppa Italiana. Kickoff time will be at 14:30 CET.
You’ll be able to watch the game on TimVision and Milan TV if you live in Italy. If you live in the US, Germany, Great Britain, and Ireland, you’ll be able to watch the match on Ata Football.