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Can Giampaolo afford the trident?

The three strikers are pawing for a starting position

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Marco Giampaolo has to manage three very good forwards with great potential. We are talking about Krzysztof Piątek, Patrick Cutrone and Andrè Silva. The Poland international player was certainly the revelation of the last Serie A, scoring 22 goals in his first season in Italy with the jerseys of Genoa and AC Milan. Cutrone, on the other hand, did not fully confirm the expectations he had created the previous season when, as unknown, he won the role of starter thanks to leading the team in goals and having great performances.

The Italy U21 international did not play badly when he was called in but was set aside by the former coach Gennaro Gattuso who chose to play with only one forward and two winger, thus becoming the reserve of Piątek, and before him Gonzalo Higuain.

It was a different story for the Portugal international who last season was sent on loan to Sevilla, scoring many goals in the first matches (seven goals by the end of September) and then slumping, totaling only at nine at the end of the season.

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There is no doubt that Andrè Silva is a player with great technical qualities, but it is equally true that he is the one who scores the least. This was the main reason for his loan assignment in Spain, having scored only two goals in his first season in the Rossoneri. The real question at this point is: can the three of them all coexist together? Or is there possibilities at most for two of them at the same time?

With these players we would probably have Andrè Silva and Piątek ahead of Cutrone at centre forward. If Giampaolo decided to deploy the three strikers, there would be great offensive potential but at the same time a team strongly unbalanced squad. Supporting such a trio is not at all easy for a team, much less for Milan, which comes from a number of bad years. One thing is certain, all these forwards are a very valuable asset for the Rossoneri, they are all still very young and have great skills. Perhaps the best solution is to play with two forwards ahead of a Trequartista, who will most likely be Paquetà, the most talented of the options on the roster.

You need a player who acts as an intermediary between midfield and attack to provide the necessary balls to the attackers and to give balance to the team, and the Brazilian is definitely the most suitable to do so. With him as the Number 10 and with the help of his teammates Giacomo Bonaventura and Franck Kessiè, the young midfielder promises have the chance to explode this season, but that depends on his teammates and what happens with the options at striker and who will lead the line for Milan this season.