The Italian media do not agree: while AC Milan was said to be on the trail of an additional center forward to accompany Olivier Giroud, the Lombard club could also break the bank for a new scorer: the Lensois Lois Openda.
I’AC Milan is in total uncertainty. The 2022 Italian champion went from 5th to 4th place in Serie A, the next day, with the new return of points from Juventus (-10 units). A qualification for the Champions League would upset Paolo Maldini’s plans for the summer transfer window. Without C1, the Rossoneri are not crazy, already very happy to be able to keep their offensive crack Rafael Leao.
Affinity of competitor Olivier GiroudTHE Courier della Sera recently mentioned the names of Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham), Alvaro Morata (Atlético), Marko Arnautovic (Bologna), Noah Okafor (Salzburg) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool). A short list of not very expensive attackers (see free like Scamacca on loan and free Firmino) who will alternate with the French international at the forefront of Stefano Pioli’s training.
Openda a « small » price?
But, in the event of a European jackpot, AC Milan would retain the services of Lois OpendaBelgian centre-forward RC Lenswho had a superb season in Ligue 1 (19 goals), on a believe the Gazzetta dello sport. The sports daily specifies that the Milanese club does not spend 50 or 60 million euros on a single player. However, for Openda, the Blood and Gold can very well claim 40…
Openda, 23, a whole of a superpowered goalscorer and AC Milan, if they can recruit this player who could panic a lot of Premier League clubs, could ask for a new holder. Giroud, who will be 37 next season, will then become a luxury double. This does not prevent the problem of the 2018 world champion from bringing his stone to the building as much with goals as with his discounts and his defensive activity.