AC Milan should ultimately not have large resources for its transfer window. Paolo Maldini’s contract has not yet been renewed and the recruitment strategy has changed significantly. The Milanese would like to sign players trained in Italy.
RedBird reached an agreement with the Elliott fund for the takeover of AC Milan at the beginning of the month. However, the Lombard club should not have very significant means to operate its transfer window this summer. That would make sporting director Paolo Maldini, who turns 54 and whose contract is supposed to end on June 30, hesitate. According to Calciomercato, its managers offered it a new two-year lease, with an option for a third year. The planned budget for recruitment would be 45 million euros. And he wouldn’t have signed it yet…
It gets complicated for Renato Sanches, Hamed Traoré followed?
This does not prevent the Milanese from continuing to work on the transfer window files, even if everything does not go as planned. Contrary to what was announced a few hours ago by Sky Italia, the track of Renato Sanches (Lille) would have taken lead in the wing. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Lombard leaders would henceforth think about alternatives. Hamed Traoré (Sassuolo) would be followed in particular, although he has quite different qualities.
The Lombard club would have developed a different strategy for its transfer window in recent weeks. The rossoneri leaders would like to favor the recruitment of players trained in Italian “incubators”. Domenico Berardi, who is also under contract with Sassuolo, and Nicolo Zaniolo, who plays with Roma, would now be the priorities for this summer. The first plays as a right winger, while the second is a midfielder.
The new transfer window policy apparently does not prevent exceptions. Because always according to Calciomercato, AC Milan is interested in the file of Hakim Ziyech. But the Moroccan, who also appeals to OM, was trained in Heerenveen, in the Netherlands.
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— AC Milan (@acmilan) June 26, 2022