Noah Okafor is starting to convince head coach Stefano Pioli that he could be used as a centre-forward after some impressive training sessions, a journalist has claimed.
Reports suggest that the Milan management are still on the lookout for a new centre-forward who could come in and rotate with Olivier Giroud, while also allowing Lorenzo Colombo to go out on loan and get more regular playing time.
However, there is also the possibility that the solution is in-house, as Peppe Di Stefano revealed to the microphones of Sky with his comments relayed by SempreMilan.it.
“From what we know, especially after today’s training, Okafor is starting to convince even as a central striker, an alternative to Giroud,” he said.
The former Salzburg player has speed and technical skills capable of making him dangerous on the entire front line, but the last few training sessions that saw him used as a striker have clearly surprised Pioli.
Thus, the head coach will be able to count on a movement-based striker who has characteristics different from Giroud and can perhaps aid the transition-based play Pioli likes.