Milan scooped up Noah Okafor in a flash deal in late July, beating Juventus and Lazio to the punch. The Rossoneri got him at a discount price due to a pair of reasons. He had just a year on his contract and didn’t want to extend it. Moreover, he missed a couple of months due to a foot fracture.
The Old Lady and the Biancocelesti were equally enticed by the situation, Calciomercato informs. The 23-year-old transferred for a €14M. He seemingly plateaued in his final season with RB Salzburg, which was cut short by the injury. Still, he recorded 10 goals and 5 assists in 32 appearances across all competitions.
Milan capitalized on their previous rapport with Okafor to best Lazio and Juventus. As he stated, they had been in touch since colliding in the Champions League in November. He has made four appearances off the bench so far. The Rossoneri also added another striker, Luka Jovic, on deadline day.
The Bianconeri stood pat offensively, but they were fielding offers for Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa at the time. Instead, the capital club was searching for a Ciro Immobile deputy. They signed Taty Castellanos.
Our Take on Okafor, Milan, Juventus, and Lazio
He would have probably fit the Old Lady’s two-headed attack better, next to a pure center-forward. A cost-effective acquisition with upside would have surely aligned with Cristiano Giuntoli’s MO.
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