Tuttosport: Origi situation blocking Milan’s plan to sign a new striker – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s attacking department could undergo further changes in the final part of the transfer window but a lot depends on Divock Origi’s fate, a report claims.

As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes today, Milan want to offload Origi before they think about signing another forward because the Belgian is not considered a part of Stefano Pioli’s plans and was left out of the USA tour.

Origi arrived on a free transfer from the Premier League last year with the great opportunity to take on the legacy of Olivier Giroud, but he scored just twice and was plagued by injury problems.

The €4m net per season salary that he gets – considering last year’s performance – is putting a lot of interested teams off. The only timid proposals came from West Ham and some Saudi clubs, but the discussions did not progress.

Until Origi departs, the Rossoneri will not be able move towards other targets they have for the centre-forward role, and the equation also includes Lorenzo Colombo.

Should Milan manage to sell Origi and also decide to send Colombo on loan for another season, the management would move concretely towards a new striker.

At the moment the deputy to Olivier Giroud is Noah Okafor who can also act as a striker but with totally different characteristics from the Frenchman.

Milan are looking for a young striker who is more of a traditional No.9 to grow behind Giroud, while they also want a centre-back – Italian if possible for squad list reasons – to complete the squad.

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    1. send Milan 30M€ and they will buy him in a heartbeat. Actually i dont think they will buy him even if you do send 30M€ because Porto is asking for 2 much.. Not worth 30M

  1. Marcos Leonardo for a different profile or should just ask real for a 2 year loan with buy option for Rodriguez. See what shakes

  2. Why origi don’t want to leave, last season he is no.1 flop and because of him we miss Alvarez, kolo mauni etc and now still he his blocking us to get what we want

  3. Why origi don’t want to leave, last season he is no.1 flop and because of him we miss Alvarez, kolo mauni etc and now still he his blocking us to get what we want

  4. Unlike CDK and Origi – Rebic had the right idea: get out quick before the fans wind up hating your guts. (Unless you got a pair of those CDK goggles on where you see Rui Costa playing instead.)

    1. If the fans end up hating a guy who’s done nothing disrespectful towards them and just wants to fulfill his contract then it’s them that have the problem, not him.

      1. Exactly. They wanted me, signed me, and now wants to get rid of me. Why did they want me in the first place? Wasn’t there a possibility that I’d flop? Didn’t they take that into consideration when thinking about signing me? I went through the trouble of finding a place to live in close to Milan, learnt the language, and now, they want me to just find a new team, learn another language, find a new place, just because they want another player? How fair is that to me? I have a contract, and even if I have to sit on the bench, I will sit on the bench and collect my money.

  5. Origi will stay in club but without single minute to play.
    Giroud n0 1, Okafor n02, and Colombo n0 3 striker. They can fit in every match and minute untill winter when Origi maybe realise that his departure anywhere for lower salary is best option for both.

  6. The club is just using this as an excuse and using him as a scapegoat. If he doesn’t want to leave then completely leaving him out of the squad is just a humongous waste. And what’s Okafor signed for if he’s not going to replace Leao and isn’t the first choice alternative to Ground?

  7. Whether it’s Pioli or the management that chose to embark on this strong-arm tactics to force a player out, I think it’s stupid and disrespectful. He has a right to see out his contract.

    If you really don’t want him that bad, then terminate the contract and give him his due compensation.

  8. Origi has got used to sit on the bench and receive salary. Why would he want to leave for less. So I think we are stuck with him for couple of years.

  9. Last season we messed up in summer market. Buying CDK 35m euro , activate buy option florenzi & junior also sign origi free transfer . Only junior already out from that 4 player. The rest will haunting ACM for couple years i think. Better not repeat this method again

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