AC Milan could change transfer plans in attack after Rebic injury

AC Milan winger Ante Rebic suffered a muscle injury in the friendly match against PSV Eindhoven.

As if the defeats in December’s friendly matches weren’t enough, Milan have also lost a number of players to injuries. Croatian winger Ante Rebic is just the latest to join the long line in the emergency room. The club confirmed today that Rebic has a muscle problem and will undergo new exams after seven days.

The 29-year-old will surely miss the upcoming matches against Salernitana and Roma. A huge problem for coach Stefano Pioli who had projected Rebic to lead the attack, giving Olivier Giroud a chance to rest after the World Cup. There is a real risk that Ante may miss even more games.

Under the new circumstances the Rossoneri are forced to reconsidered their mercato plans. With both Rebic and Divock Origi out, and Ibrahimovic returning in February, AC Milan will be reliant only on Olivier Giroud. Pioli does not consider Lazetic ready for first team football.

A new striker may arrive to fill the void. The Rossoneri’s initial plan was to invest significantly for a new centre forward in the summer but injuries have put a lot of pressure on the management to do something on the market. It will not be easy since clubs are usually reluctant to sell their players in January.

The situation will be much more clear next week when AC Milan will have a clear picture of how long Rebic will stay out. The Croatian has a long track of injuries since joining the Rossoneri. This season he has already skipped 8 matches while last season he was absent in 19 games and 20 in 2020/21.

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