AC Milan could very well live to regret failing to bring in a reliable and fully fit centre-forward during the January window, a report claims.
MilanNews writes how there was a turning point during the season that could have directed Milan with greater conviction towards the Champions League and it is the winter transfer market when the management decided that signing Mario Mandzukic on a free transfer was the right move, as opposed to other strikers on the wish list.
It is a choice that was endorsed and supported by sections of the fanbase but in hindsight it turned out to be a gamble that has far from paid off, and this is the main sin. Milan could have used a reliable target man at home against teams that play deep, especially given the absence of Ibrahimovic which made itself felt a lot.
A ready player would have been enough, or even a loan that would have accepted to potentially be on the bench for six months but to have opportunities. They would have been worth their weight in gold, especially in those games where Milan drew or lost at San Siro. It is a gap that Milan will surely want to fill ahead of next season.