There are three major reasons behind AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli’s conviction that a new centre-forward is of paramount importance.
The likes of Armando Broja and Huge Ekitike have been linked with a move to Milan over the past few days, with the Rossoneri aiming to secure one of them on an initial loan deal to complete the department.
According to what is being reported by Peppe Di Stefano of Sky (via MilanZone), there are three main reasons behind Pioli’s thinking that a new striker is a priority in the final fortnight of the window.
Firstly, in training it became clear to the head coach that new signing Noah Okafor performs better as a winger than as a striker, and thus he will be the deputy to Rafael Leao.
The second reason is that Olivier Giroud is 37 years old and is no longer as reliable as he used to be from a physical point of view, having worked overtime last season.
Thirdly, Pioli believes that Lorenzo Colombo needs to leave on loan in order to play more consistently and round off some of the rough edges he has.
As a result, the management seem to have agreed that the signing of a new striker is of the utmost importance.