Milan, Ibrahimovic has awakened Leao: Pioli asks him for an encore with Rebic


MILAN – The Ibrahimovic effect was immediately felt on Leao. One of the reasons that pushed the Elliott fund to give the green light to the purchase of the Swedish is precisely this: the hope that the arrival of the Malmoe bomber could speed up the growth process of the young players in the squad, starting right from Leao . Ibrahimovic’s first two appearances are showing that the bet was fair.

Now it’s up to Rebic

Now it’s up to another player, arrived in the summer, to take a shot after disappointing months: Rebic. In this case the situation is different: the Croatian striker is 26 years old and he is vice-champion of the world in charge. He is not a novice boy. The former Eintracht Frankfurt, however, can benefit from the change of form brought about by the arrival of Ibrahimovic. With the 4-4-2 he can move to the most suitable second striker role, as happened at Eintracht. From this point of view, Cagliari’s substitutions are indicative: Rebic entered the final returning to play a few minutes after a month and a half of total distance from the field. Piatek remained on the bench from the start to the triple whistle. And it’s the first time it has happened since he is at Milan. The Polish is leaving. The AC Milan club wants to sell it. The Premier League could be the destination. Rebic instead can become a resource to be better exploited in the second part of the season. The next games will serve to evaluate the improvements of the Croatian who is now in a position to play his opportunities in the ideal role.

Rumors about Boateng

With the departure of Piatek, however, there should be no new arrival in attack. The offensive department would be reduced to the bone, but between Milanello and Casa Milan consider to have in fact two first points and two second points: Ibrahimovic center forward, Leao able to be used both from first and second striker, Rebic second striker as an alternative to Leao now immovable owner given the agreement with Ibrahimovic. Between defense and midfield, AC Milan will buy some reinforcements in case of transfers. In Germany they speak of a Rossoneri interest in Jerome Boateng, now at Bayern Munich. But at the moment the power plant department should be considered covered with the arrival of Kjaer, in addition to the owners Mussacchio and Romagnoli, to the young Gabbia, waiting for the injured Duarte. Instead of Reina, transferred to Aston Villa, the Canadian Begovic will arrive. The starters list is long especially in midfield and on offensive outsiders. So some incoming movement is still possible.

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