AC Milan currently has only 2 strikers in the squad. Now that the formation could switch to a 4-4-2, a third striker is necessary. As Milan is facing financial problems, a huge amount cannot be spent on another player, especially after Lucas Paqueta was bought for €30 million. Instead of looking to buy another striker, maybe promoting one from the youth team would be better.
Should Tsadjout Be AC Milan’s Third Striker?
Frank Tsadjout is one of the most promising prospects in Milan’s youth team. If you aren’t too familiar with who he is, you can check out AC Milan Swiss’ exclusive interview with the player. The Italian striker has been playing with the Rossoneri for around 2 years but is yet to make an appearance for the first team.
This season, Tsadjout scored 4 goals in 4 appearances for the Primavera. He is a key player in Alessandro Lupi’s team, proving to be decisive for his team. The striker is a tough, physical goalscoring machine.
His performances have earnt him 2 call-ups to the first team last season, though he was a substitute and did not play. This season should be different for the 19-year-old. Milan should put confidence in him just as they did so with Patrick Cutrone.
Instead of spending on another striker, the club should fully promote Tsadjout. He is currently training with the first team, learning from the other two strikers. If another striker is bought, he will most likely cost a lot of money. Another striker might be complaining about his playing time, while the youth product could be slowly picking up experience.
Cutrone’s promotion turned out to be a huge success. Tsadjout should be promoted as the third striker, he can come in as a sub in most games and slowly get used to the Serie A style of play. He can turn out to be a bigger success than the other youth graduates, though a lot of work is needed to reach that level.