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.
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. “P
etagna 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.”