Milan’s Scudetto push falls short – three summer additions that could take them up a level

By Oliver Fisher -

It’s been a decade since Milan last won the prestigious Serie A, with Juventus dominating the league every season since the 2010-11 title.

The 2020-21 season will finally put an end to Juventus’ reign over the rest of the league and the title will come back to Milan, but it will be Inter who lift the trophy.

The Rossoneri have dramatically improved over the last 12 months and are currently second in the table, four places higher than their sixth placed finish at the end of the last campaign. Fans are delighted with the progress of Stefano Pioli’s side, but they are desperate for the club to go one better and win the Serie A title for the 19th time.

With 19 wins from the first 30 games this season, Milan have helped those who like to take part in football betting as they’re often outperformed their odds. Their run of form has come as no surprise to OLBG, and it’s always worth seeing what the football tipsters recommend as they often give precise predictions on football matches.

Analysis of predictions and results can show what pieces of the roster puzzle Milan need to upgrade in order to become the best team in Italy again and in this article we’ll highlight the key acquisitions needed to make Milan champions.

Milan are as close to a title as they’ve been in a decade

Moise Kean

Milan are second in Serie A, but they only have the fifth best attacking record in terms of goals scored. The heralded return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and addition Mario Mandzukic have certainly added firepower to the Rossoneri and the rate of goals per game has slightly improved since the last campaign, but this won’t last forever.

Although he won’t admit it himself, Zlatan’s football career is coming to an end and even though many would usually have retired by his age, the 39-year-old is still among the top scorers in the division. Add to the equation the soon to be 35-year-old Mario Mandzukic and Milan will quickly be without their two most productive attacking forces.

Moise Kean would be a perfect target to take the mantle as the lead striker for Milan, and would benefit from the experience offered by Zlatan during what is likely to be his final year next season. Kean was sold by rivals Juventus two years ago to Everton, but an unproductive spell led to a loan deal to PSG. The young Italian has lit up the French league and the Champions League, becoming a key figure in an already talented PSG strike force.

With 12 goals from his opening 23 games, Kean has proved he has the ability to perform at the top level and he’d welcome a move back to Serie A when his loan deal expires at the end of the season. Milan have already showed interest in the prodigy when considering a loan for him in January 2020, but the deal never materialised.

With rumours of Juventus looking to bring Kean back to Turin, Milan securing his signature would not only secure the Rossoneri with one of the most talented youngsters in the world, but also prevent rivals Juventus from strengthening their ranks.

Lucas Vasquez

With little pace in the Milan ranks, the acquisition of a speedy winger should be one of the top priorities and Real Madrid’s Lucas Vasquez would be the perfect fit.

The 29-year-old boasts significant experience at the top level and has accumulated 12 major trophies during his time with Los Blancos. Vasquez would bring speed and productivity to Milan down the flank and can even deputise as a wing back down Milan’s weaker right-hand side.

The key benefit of Vasquez financially is that his Madrid contract expires in the summer, so Milan don’t need to compete with clubs who can offer higher transfer offers. The prestige of representing the Rossoneri alone could be enough to tempt the swift Spaniard to join Pioli’s squad at the San Siro.

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Fikayo Tomori

A known name in the Premier League, Tomori has settled into Italian life well and become a regular starter in Pioli’s side during his loan spell from Chelsea.

Since signing with Milan in January, Tomori has made 15 appearances and impressed fans and management alike with his calmness in possession and positioning. Working with arguably the greatest defender of all-time in Paulo Maldini can only benefit Tomori in his development as he steps up to elite level.

Milan are keen to secure a permanent transfer for the talented 23-year-old defender and rumours are that fans are so impressed with the Canada-born star that they are considering crowdfunding the €28m fee for his services.

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