New Injury Upsets Milan Boss’ Plans Against Fiorentina

Noah Okafor suffered a thigh strain while playing with Switzerland, forcing Stefano Pioli to revise his initial ideas for the upcoming tilt between Milan and Fiorentina. The striker picked up a right biceps femoris lesion, DAZN’s Orazio Accomando reports.

Since Olivier Giroud is suspended, Luka Jovic will be the only option for the no.9 role. Prodigy Francesco Camarda could make the bench. The gaffer was thinking about moving on from the former Viola center-forward altogether, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

The technical staff has gone back and forth on the position of the talent. He had delivered in his only start leading the line versus Cagliari. He plays in that position with Switzerland too.

Jovic’s poor showings will intensify the search for a new striker. Milan have three names at the top of their shortlist: Jonathan David, Serhou Guirassy, and Akor Adams. Considering the short-term contract of the Canadian star, Lille could be realistic and accept a €40M offer.

The Stuttgart sensation has a €17M release clause, but the Rossoneri have reservations because of his sudden blossoming. The Montpellier starlet is promising but might be too raw. They’ll go full-steam ahead on Les Dogue’s ace if there’s an opening in January.

Our Take on Milan and Jovic

They couldn’t possibly expect much from a late flier. It’s a bummer for them that Okafor got hurt, as the next two games could have been very telling and perhaps even affect their January strategy if he looked good centrally.

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