AC Milan Transfers: Positions of Need in January

AC Milan are in the midst of their best season in nearly a decade. As of right now, in the middle of their holiday break, Milan are first in Serie A, into the Round of 32 in the Europa League, and the only unbeaten team in the ‘top five’ leagues. With that being said, the squad has been tested with injuries. If they truly wish to win the Scudetto, they must address two positions in the January transfer market. It could lead to AC Milan transfers being a necessity.

AC Milan Transfers: January’s Positional Needs

Striker

The only true, reliable striker in the squad is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As fantastic as he stills is, the Swede has struggled with injury this season. Age may be a factor, and Milan need another reliable scoring threat.

As of now, the team’s other true striker is Lorenzo Colombo. He’s a promising prospect, but far too inexperienced for the big stage.

Ante Rebic has featured most often at striker during Ibrahimovic’s absence. Rebic is an important piece of the team but is a natural winger as opposed to a striker. He’s struggled in the ‘number nine’ role and must return to the wing.

Rafael Leao can shine at striker at times, but like Rebic he has better performances on the wing.

Milan don’t need to find their future star at striker, or someone expected to score 10-15 goals a season. All they need is another experienced veteran who can step up in Ibrahimovic’s absence. Looking around Serie A is likely the best option to avoid any new league growing pains.

Centre-Back

When fit, Milan’s centre-back options are solid. Alessio Romagnoli has picked up his performances as of late, Simon Kjaer continues to be one of the top players in Italy, while Matteo Gabbia and Pierre Kalulu are growing quickly. Fitness, however, has been a major concern.

Whether it be COVID-19 related or physical injuries, the centre-back position is a continuous revolving door.

Milan can score goals without an issue, something that was unforeseen just a couple seasons ago, but to truly compete they must maintain a strong defence.

Like the striker position, Milan could choose to look for an experienced veteran. They did the same last January with Kjaer, and he turned out to be an integral piece to the team’s rebirth.

AC Milan have already exceeded all expectations this season. Champions League qualification may already be a lock, but this team is hungry for more. Winning Serie A is not out of the question, but it might be if these two issues are not addressed.

 

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