With the French center forward, the deal is almost closed. One piece remains: Sabitzer, Tadic or Ziyech
Olivier Giroud will arrive. Maybe not on Monday, because certain slowdowns can be physiological in important negotiations, but there is no doubt at the Milan headquarters. The chosen in attack is the Frenchman, a man of great international experience who will be able to play as an alternative to Ibra or together with the Swedish champion, when he is ready. Zlatan works at Milanello and in a couple of weeks he should start running on the pitch. The date may coincide with Giroud’s arrival after the holidays.
Giroud has played little in the European Championship (even France, to be honest, since they left the scene earlier than expected), but he has come from a long season and needs to recharge. The important thing for Milan is that he is ready at the start of the championship. Meanwhile, there are other boxes to fill. The market closes at the end of August, but it is clear that Pioli aims to have as many men as possible as soon as possible.
Milan need a number ten. He needed it in recent months, all the more so for the coming season, without Calhanoglu and with the Champions League in the background. Milan have not played for years and making a good impression is one of the objectives. But to do this you need to raise the level, take on quality players, Pioli repeated several times in the dialogue with the journalists at the beginning of the season. The names? Sabitzer, perhaps considered a bit slow, but still with some international experience. And then Tadic and Ziyech, not to mention the Isco dream. But it costs so much, even in terms of engagement, that it remains a dream.
The search for the number ten will presumably continue until the sales phase, while the one with Real Madrid for a second loan from Brahim Diaz is already very advanced, with different rules. Meanwhile, Calabria has also renewed, and the agreement with Kessie, on very high salary figures, is close. What is left to be ready not to disfigure in the Champions League? Certainly another midfielder (Bakayoko on the launching pad and the dialogue with Chelsea is now good), then precisely a number ten. Let’s proceed piece by piece, Massara said long ago. In reality the striker arrived before the reinforcements in midfield but hardly anyone will be angry about this. The important thing is to be full before arriving in Europe, and the road is marked, but still long.
July 10 – 07:34
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