Pioli refuses to rule out signing an Ibrahimovic deputy: “If there is a possibility…”

By Isak Möller -

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured again, Stefano Pioli will have to rely on Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao for a bit longer than expected. Starting with the game tomorrow, the duo will have to start delivering goal-wise. 

The Rossoneri have scored eight goals since the Swede got injured, averaging two goals per game, yet Samu Castillejo is the only attacker that has scored. A positive sign, in one aspect, but the defenders can’t keep bailing Milan out.

During today’s press conference, as cited by MilanNews, Pioli was asked about Ibrahimovic’s injury and if there are any plans to sign a deputy in January. He didn’t rule it out, more so hinting that it will happen.

“If we need a deputy Ibra? If there is a possibility to improve the team, we will do it. It will depend on the opportunities that arise,” he stated.

Tomorrow’s game is scheduled at 15:00 CET and will take place at Mapei Stadium. Although Milan’s mentality is still going strong, as showcased in the last few games, they need a win to get out of this negative mini-moment.

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Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli Zlatan Ibrahimovic

1 Comment

  1. I would go for ready conformed players, who knows serie A and can make the difference. At this point where we are we need to pres the acceleration and give some depth to the team. We can fight until the end for serie A and other competitions we are in. Because there is no time for Pioli to work and binde together the new comers it is crucial that they are ready players. I guess we can be opportunist and keep the spending under control also if we go for players like:
    Winter transfer 2021:
    1. S-BELOTI ( contract ends 2022 and we can offer a substitute)
    2. RW/SS-GOMES ( we all know he will leave Atalanta)
    This would be the priority for now.

    Summer transfer 2021:
    3. CMD-LOCATELLI ( there is no other player that fits better in the midfield than him, hi knows the ambient and he knows the players)
    4. LB/LM-TALIAFICO ( again an other ready player that can help and give some much needed rest to Theo on the left side.
    5. RB/RM-LAZZARI ( he is a bullet on the right side, he is perfect for that role )
    6. CB-LOVATO ( would be a perfect future player tp add to our young defense )

    This is just my Christmas wish list👌

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