Milan are about to make their second summer signing after Pierre Kalulu in Swedish striker Emil Roback, a report claims.
Emil Roback has made headlines in the Swedish Allsvenskan this season as he’s impressed whenever been called upon. Regarded one of the best talents of his generation, and in the Swedish league, Roback is now heading towards a new adventure; AC Milan.
On Wednesday, Sweden’s undisputed number one source for transfer news, Daniel Kristoffersson, reported that Milan are about to sign Roback from Hammarby – the club where Zlatan Ibrahimovic is part-owner.
Roback signed his first professional contract six months ago and made his debut for Hammarby in a cup game against IFK Göteborg earlier this year. Since then, he’s been playing for Hammarby’s affiliate club IK Frej.
Roback is a tall player for his age (186cm), very fast, technical, and has a natural instinct for scoring. He’s a double threat in a sense that he’s both able to use his size, drop down and hold up play, or to run deep with his tremendous pace.
In 2019, Roback played 25 matches across youth level and scored 18 goals. For the Swedish under 17 national team, Roback has played 10 matches and scored five goals.
A good player to compare him with is Alexander Isak due to his size, his technique, and his pace. Albeit, he doesn’t have the same sense for scoring as Isak – yet – and drops down to involve himself in the buildups more than Isak does.