Ac Milan have agreed to sign Ghanaian Striker Dominic Adiyiah from Nowergian club Fredrikstad club director Adriano Galliani has revelead. Adiyiah who was the top scorer in the FIFA U-20 world cup in Egypt is only left with a medical check-up to pass before joining the rossoneri in January.
If you keenly followed the U-20 tournament then you would know just how lethal this striker is. I am already relishing the prospect of Adiyiah and Pato pairing up in attack for Milan. Both are young and both have a keen eye for goal. This is a good sign from Milan. As much as they rely on their more experienced players to deliver the results, there is need to blend the old with the young.
Milan should capitalise on their current form by enticing a younger generation of players to the San Siro. If anything were to happen to players like Seedorf, Nesta, Inzaghi, Pirlo, Ronaldinho and Ambrosini that would untimely bring their careers to an end, then the club would be in deep trouble.
Presently, the club has an average age of 30, which is quite old. What surprises me however is how they are able to perform at such a competitive level. Leonardo should do away with the status quo and instead he should start building a team that will be able to compete with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.
I applaud English football for this.Most English clubs have a very solid youth program and it is here that they are able to nurture local talent. Italian clubs on the hand had the same strong tradition but it is slowly fading away. There is no doubt that Arsenal will be a dominant force in in the years to come. Just look at the kind of football their current squad is playing. It’s simply beautiful. Arsene Wenger is indeed building something great at the Emirates and its up to his Italian counterparts to follow suite.
That said, the good news for Milan does not end with their acquisition of Adiyiah. On Monday, the club reached a deal with LA Galaxy that will see David Beckham return to the San Siro for a second lone spell from Jan next year. Last season he scored two goals in 18 matches for Milan and he will be looking to go one better when he returns. Next year being a world cup year, Beckham will want to prove to England coach Fabio Capello that he deserves a place in the team.