AC Milan are struggling and their form continues to suffer in the 2023 year. The Rossoneri team of Stefano Pioli lost 3-1 against Udinese away from home yesterday. Reports are already talking about how Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara must find the right attacking solutions in order to avoid such struggles in the attack in the future.
As per what is pointed out by those at Calcioemrcato.com, seven attackers managed to score a meager 26 goals in 27 matches: (Giroud 8 goals, Leao 8 goals, Díaz 4 goals, Rebic 3 goals, Origi 2, Ibrahimovic 1, De Ketelaere 0). The Rossoneri had this problem even last season, considering that league winning teams should have strong attackers who can guarantee around 20 goals per season.
The club's directors made a mistake last summer. In fact, signing Belgian striker Divock Origi for free may have been a smart move to add international experience, but it certainly could not have solved the goal-scoring problem as Origi never showed that he is capable of providing double digits in terms of goals.
That's why the delay in renewing Maldini and Massara's contracts turned into a delay in the market, with the new number 9 slot remaining vacant. The decision to go all-in on De Ketelaere, spending 90% of the budget, did not bring the desired results because age does not spare even absolute champions like Ibrahimovic and Giroud. In a few months, AC Milan's management will have the opportunity to restart the project, looking to the future with a purchase that must be useful for the present and decisive for the future. A few names to keep an eye on, in this sense, are important talents such as Mateo Retegui to Folarin Balogun.