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Victor Boniface or Joshua Zirkzee: Fabio Capello suggests whom AC Milan should consider

Former Russian National Team head coach Fabio Capello weighs in on AC Milan’s potential striker options between Joshua Zirkzee and Victor Boniface, as per Soccernet.ng.

Zirkzee, a Dutch-Nigerian talent, has emerged as a candidate to reinforce AC Milan’s squad, with rumours linking him away from Bologna.

On the other hand, Boniface has showcased his prowess in the German Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, catching the eye of the Milan-based club as a viable alternative.

With Olivier Giroud set to depart AC Milan for Los Angeles Galaxy after four stellar years, the Rossoneri are on the lookout for an ideal replacement, with Zirkzee and Boniface topping their wishlist.

AC Milan’s Dilemma: Boniface or Zirkzee?

In the former Real Madrid manager’s assessment, the ex-Bayern Munich starlet emerges as the preferred choice to lead AC Milan’s frontline.

With two years of Serie A experience under his belt, the Dutch talent offers quality, physical strength, and familiarity with the league.

“If Milan is looking for brilliance, they should go for [Joshua] Zirkzee. He has quality, he’s strong physically, and he knows Serie A. He wouldn’t need to adapt.” Capello conveyed to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Milan Posts.

Boniface and Zirkzee comparison

While both Boniface and Zirkzee hail from Nigerian roots and possess goal-scoring prowess, they differ slightly in their experiences and achievements.

Victor Boniface
Victor Boniface in action for Bayer Leverkusen against Fortuna

This season, Boniface has notched 11 goals and provided two assists for Leverkusen, showcasing his ability in the Europa League and clinching the Top Scorer award.

Joshua Zirkzee
Joshua Zirkzee in action for Bologna

In contrast, Zirkzee boasts a comparable goal tally in Serie A with four assists for Bologna. However, his European experience pales in comparison to Boniface’s, indicating a difference in exposure and maturity on the continental stage.

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