AC Milan will deploy a market strategy in the current window very similar to the one they did a year ago, according to a report.
According to MilanNews, the Rossoneri management have been chasing Mohamed Simakan for a long time – since last summer in fact – so much so that the French defender seemed one step away, but his injury has hindered an operation that was not yet closed.
The financial resources that the club are working with are not infinite, which is why the management have determined it logical to evaluate and move with extreme caution. The boy will likely be signed by RB Leipzig, the report adds, a club that can afford to wait for Simakan to get better.
Fikayo Tomori is an alternative to Simakan and would come on loan from Chelsea, without a substantial financial outlay but without guarantees of permanence. It would solve a numerical problem, pending the return of Gabbia, and then the situation could be evaluated in the summer.
Soualiho Meité is instead a done deal and he will arrive from Torino on loan with the option to buy. Milan had tried to sign Kouadi Kone from Toulouse, but were not willing to double their offer to match their requests and Monchengladbach swooped.
Meite is a ready player who knows Serie A and will give a hand immediately in a decimated department. In the attack the speech is similar, as Milan do not want to burden themselves with hasty investments, which is a contract offer to Mario Mandzukic is being evaluated for six months, not eighteen.
The last January market (aside from Saelemaekers) makes it clear that experienced and ready players are more functional than gambles, especially mid-season.