Another name has been thrown into the hat as a potential deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Spezia striker M’Bala Nzola, a report claims.
The idea of signing a striker who could play as a deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic has long been floated, and given the Swede’s latest setback it seems the situation has intensified.
According to a report from Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Milan have their eyes on Nzola who is impressing in his first experience in Serie A with newly-promoted Spezia.
Born in Troyes, France, Nzola made his breakthrough at Virtus Francavilla in Serie C, the club who discovered him when he was a very young player in the academy of Academica, in Portugal.
His rise in Italian football led him first to Carpi and then to Trapani, but his contract with the Sicilians expired last summer and, after a few weeks of hesitation, Spezia chose to sign him on a free.
The Frenchman has so far scored six goals in eight Serie A appearances, at an average of a goal every 110 minutes played. Milan are monitoring him carefully as he is confident player who is physically strong and with a great eye for goal.
The possible cost of the operation would be low: Spezia could sell for a maximum of €10m.