Milan to reinforce attacking line!

Milan to reinforce attacking line!

The current champions of Italy, Milan do not rest on their laurels, but are looking for ways to reinforce the team! In the next transfer window already, the tandem from Atalanta, forward Luis Muriel and midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, can join their ranks.

After fifteen gameweeks of Serie A, Milan have earned 33 points and are comfortably in second place. In the Champions League, the Rossoneri advanced to the play-offs for the first time in nine years. It seems that the season is going well for them, but due to the abundance of injuries, several key battles were very hard for them. That is why the Milanese are planning to expand the bench and reinforce their game in attack.

No. 1 candidate to reinforce the squad is Atalanta forward Luis Muriel. In the first two seasons in Bergamo, he scored 45 goals, but he frankly failed the next two years. Now, Nigerian Lukman and the Dane Heilund have taken the lead roles in the Gasperini team, so Muriel would gladly consider the option of changing the club. At Milan, he will have to compete with the same age Giroud, Messias and Rebic, who also suffer from frequent injuries.

Ruslan Malinovskyi has also defended the colors of Atalanta since 2019, where he alternates between phenomenal performances and conflicts with head coach Gian Piero Gasperini. The peak of the Ukrainian’s career in Bergamo is the 2020/21 season, when he scored 8 goals and provided 11 assists in Serie A alone. According to the statistics of the matches played, it seems that Ruslan is a key player with the Goddess, but at least two-thirds of the games were incomplete. At 29 years old, Malinovsky lacks the physical condition to work effectively on the football pitch for all 90 minutes.

The contracts of both former leaders of Atalanta expire in the summer of 2024, so the sooner the Bergamasque sell them, the more money they will get. Gian Piero Gasperini is busy building a new team, where the senators fade into the background. Previously, the Goddess painlessly got rid of Alejandro Gomez, Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens, so the team is no stranger to losing key performers.

We are sure that Muriel's transfer to Milan is very likely, while several other respected clubs, including those from the Premier League, are claiming Malinovskyi. Only one thing is clear - the days of these players at Atalanta are numbered, and time will tell whether they will remain in Italy, or choose a different vector of career development. At the very least, Milan would definitely benefit from a couple of experienced players with a low transfer fee.