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When even your own fans don't want you to sign a striker, you should really sit up and ask why.
During Milan's first game of the season, the Rossoneri fans unveiled a banner that read: "Matri, no thanks." A follow-up banner then warned the club hieracrchy: "The defence and midfield need to be reinforced, there's nothing else for you to think about."
In all honesty, the ultras had a point.
Milan need defenders and a midfielder or two, but they've got a youthful, potent attack full of exciting players. It's difficult to understand what the arrival of Alessandro Matri adds to that, especially now that they've bagged Kaka on a free from Real Madrid.
Matri's record—or his apparent talent—does little to suggest he'll be able to trouble Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy or Giampaolo Pazzini for a place in the starting line-up. Add Kaka and his fellow Brazilian Robinho to that and it looks like a list of five players who should all start before the former Juventus player.
It now also looks like a terribly crowded place for young M'Baye Niang to make an impact—something that affects the long-term development of a potentially great player at the club.
Kaka is a club legend and the fans will want him to do well, and forgive the directors for thinking of something else in this one instance, but Matri? There's be no leniency given on that one.