Milan Mulling Short-Term Fixes in Light of Absences

While Mike Maignan has been out for a while and might not be back soon, Divock Origi got hurt in practice recently. Both players will be assessed later this week. If they were to miss significant time, the Milan management would consider intervening in January.

As per Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri were already plotting to invest in a striker in the summer. However, they could act sooner because they risk being short-handed in the next few games. Olivier Giroud will rejoin the team late after reaching the World Cup final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ways away from being cleared to play. Stefano Pioli will have to pick between Ante Rebic and Charles De Ketelaere to lead the attack versus Salernitana on January 4th.

The brass is also concerned with Maignan’s lingering absence. If the upcoming exams weren’t promising, Milan could bring in a new goalkeeper in January. They already did it in the past when they signed Asmir Begovic for six months, TuttoSport informs. They’ll reach out to Atalanta to onboard Marco Sportiello sooner than anticipated. However, if La Dea didn’t let him go, they would look at other options to plug the hole.

As for the attack, Marko Lazetic seemed likely to transfer on loan, but he’ll stay for at least a couple of weeks until some pieces return, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

Our Take on Milan in January

The Rossoneri have been linked to high-profile youngsters to renovate their attack down the line. They should pounce if they have the budget to add one immediately, but it’s doubtful. Otherwise, it doesn’t make sense to sign somebody just because. Their squad is versatile enough to patch things together for two or three games.

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