AC Milan president reveals why club is considering leaving San Siro

By Madison Derian-Toth -

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has refused to rule out leaving San Siro, citing a poor revenue situation currently.

Both the Rossoneri and rivals Inter have been locked in discussions over the issue of whether to renovate San Siro or build a new stadium.

Reports earlier in the week suggested that Inter are now happy to build a ‘new San Siro’ next to the current stadium as it makes more sense financially and logistically.

Now, Milan president Scaroni has added his thoughts on the situation, reaffirming the desire to change the current situation.

“I won’t exclude leaving San Siro,” he told reporters (via Football Italia).

”We need to embark on a journey like the big names abroad have, equipping ourselves with a modern and efficient structure.

“Only then will we have more revenue, be able to buy players, go to the Champions League and maybe win it again. Inter and Milan are allies in this project.

“We could leave San Siro and play away in Parma, Verona or who knows where, but I don’t think we want to see Inter and Milan play away from Milan. That’s the dilemma.

“If the ideological dispute over San Siro led to the conclusion that we couldn’t touch any of its structure then we’re leaving.

“To win things you need good players who are expensive and paid well. To get them you have to make profits because with FFP, you can no longer bring out your wallet.

“Milan’s revenue is still what it was in 2003, whereas Real and Manchester United are approaching €1bn.

“To get there we have to go down the road they took and have a modern, efficient stadium, which is always full and visited even when there isn’t a match on.

“It’s a concept that’s different to the one we have today, so we must equip ourselves with a modern structure for all the family.

“Only then will we take more revenue, buy players and win the Champions League again. If we don’t do that, we’ll never get there.

“Inter and Milan are allies in this project, so let’s move forward together for a modern and efficient stadium.

“We’ve been working for six months, visiting all the stadia in the world. The ideological dispute doesn’t lead us anywhere, so we must think about what to do.”

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