Genoa want Niang, Petagna to be given the #9 shirt?

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M’BAYE NIANG is wanted by a few clubs and his future apparently depends on Ljajic, while Petagna has impressed.

Milan currently have 6 forwards in the squad but only 3 first team strikers were in the squad for the Audi Cup and one man who practically impressed is Petagna. The young tank scored a goal against City and played well against Sao Paulo.

This just Petagna’s first season with the first team after impressive years at the Primavera and he has already shown some of his qualities with the Milan shirt and it seems that he could be rewarded with the shirt that’s saved for big players.

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Adriano Galliani said that the number 9 jersey will not be taken this season as Mario Balotelli doesn’t want to change his number and the other forwards are either too young to take it or have other numbers, but according to Sky Sport Italia, Petagna might be the one to take this jersey after impressing in pre-season. The current number of the 18-year-old is 37.

Another player who changed his number this summer is M’Baye Niang. The youngster has failed to score in this 2013/14 pre-season so far and La Gazzetta dello Sport listed him among the flops in the Sao Paulo game. However, the player has many teams following him with both Genoa and Sampdoria interested. Sky reports that Genoa are keen on signing Niang; it’s stated that Milan would like to keep Niang but want him to change his off-pitch ways as he often tries to imitate Balotelli.

“If Niang is unsellable? I don’t know. Genoa are interested? I haven’t talked with my friend Preziosi,” Galliani said yesterday. Gazzetta claims that the future of Niang, who has been called-up by the Senegal national team but prefers France NT, depends on Adem Ljajic. “Petagna is the player that we have received the most offers for, but he is absolutely not for sale.

“The doctors have told me that all the injured players have a chance to be ready for the Champions League play-offs, so I’m not worried. Astori? We are fine as we are. We have signed Silvestre, so we’re more than well-covered in defence.”

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pippo
pippo
6 years ago

We are well covered in defence?? Maybe in numbers, but in quality for sure no.

Dude
Dude
6 years ago

Stop signing more attackers and get some decent quality in defence!

Jibola
Jibola
6 years ago

Galiani is joking about the defence, it’s either he gives us a solid back up or give us Pacifico.

Spend!
Spend!
6 years ago

‘Well covered in defence’???…..if one of zapata or mexes get injured which is highly likely with our training session,- we’ll be conceding goals for fun like last season

Akmilan
6 years ago

We ar well covered with d lik s of benera,zaccado,antonini, wit inter flop..matias silv

Marijo
Marijo
6 years ago

Yeah, maybe we should look for Skrtel…

nick
nick
6 years ago

Niang needs to be sent on loan to get some regular first team action. His playing time will be limited now that Petagna has just impress and if we sign Ljajic and Honda.

Ibrah
6 years ago

Let niang go on loan i will even prefer milan loan it 2 samdoria 2 purchase d rest of 50% of poli about defence uncle fester will surely do some tin wait till deadline nocerino will go an ranocchia will arrive plz try an sign honda an ljajic an loan out or sell d players dat are nt up to milan level plz an plz forza milano

Milanista121
Milanista121
6 years ago

Galliani’s solution to everything is buying more and more attackers… the attack is the only department of our team that Milan really can be proud of – quality both on and off the pitch, we really need another quality centre back, or another De jong-esque player who can help protect the defence.
Regarding Petagna, I think it’s too soon for him to take the nr 9 shirt, maybe he can take it next season. I’d love it if another future Italian star would wear the nr 9 and have the same success with it as Pippo did!

natti
natti
6 years ago

antonini 4m
boateng 17m
robinho 5
traore 1m
zaccardo 2m
amelia 3 m

sakho 8m
ljajic 9m
honda free january if ljajic joins
cirinches 6

ty
ty
6 years ago

personaly,i tink he did’nt do badly,but,he is slow and not a mobile striker..For me,kingsley boateng was more effective..hope d coach shows some confidence in him

Yareen
Yareen
6 years ago

Personally I was very impressed with him, he provided many good shots, dribbling skills, passes and good link ups with elsha, however christante really let me down

pato
6 years ago

As soon as Honda comes in,just sell niang and get Ljajic/Diego Costa.Get rid of Nocerino,Muntari,Traore,Boateng,Zaccardo,Amelia.Then get us Song,Ranocchia/Sahko/steal Garay from utd,and Ericksen.