AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella focuses on two potential transfer targets that the rossoneri could pursue with money from the new Chinese owners.
Milan has failed to return to its dominant playing ways in the past few seasons in the Serie A. However, with new owners in town, if Montella can keep his squad to at least a Europa League level, then Milan may be able to invest in some top quality signings in the upcoming transfer windows.
Carlos Bacca received the nod from Montella and has been successful. However, the Italian manager looks to add another striker up front in the attack. Montella isn’t looking for just any striker, but for one that can resemble his boyhood idol, Marco Van Basten. Montella will look for a striker who has some of those qualities, but he will look for one with caution.
Harry Kane comes up as a striker that can fill this dream for Montella, according to Corriere Dello Sport. Napoli showed interest in Kane during the transfer window as a possible Gonzalo Higuain replacement.
The Tottenham striker has proven himself to be a versatile player who can score goals. The Englishman’s market price has already exceeded 50 million euros.
However, Kane’s age and his football characteristics result in the striker being a top objective for the new Chinese owned club.
Milan will also eye Marco Verratti of PSG as a player that can help shape a newly rebuilt and strong Milan side, according to Corriere Dello Sport.
Ironically, Montella barely missed out on signing Verratti to Fiorentina in the summer of 2012. Montella was the new coach for the Viola that season. However, Fiorentina failed to sign Verratti because they were not able to offer more than 10 million euros. Pescara ended up signing the young, talented Italian midfielder.
These two potential signings could be the start of something new for AC Milan. Albeit these are dream signings and nothing has come to fruition, a Milan side that can regain its status as a top competitor would be a plus for Italian football.