Scaroni: “Another big name could arrive at AC Milan, but it depends…”

By Oliver Fisher -

Club president Paolo Scaroni has stated that AC Milan will try and sign another big-name player this summer, should Financial Fair Play allow.

Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek both arrived in January and both have made instant impressions in a Rossoneri shirt, with the duo on the scoresheet in Milan’s 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday.

Now Scaroni, who became president when Elliott Management took control of the club over the summer, has admitted another big name could arrive should FFP regulations allow.

“We have a CEO of great international calibre in Ivan Gazidis who, in England, led Arsenal and, in the US, was the deputy commissioner of Major League Soccer,” he told Il Sole 24.

“We’ve divided the tasks between us. He manages the club and squad, I’m focused on the more Italian activities: football really is one of the biggest industries in our country and one of the beating hearts of our society.

“Here there are two mountains to climb, one of sporting results and the other of financial results.

“When I meet a fan full of enthusiasm who tells me ‘President, why don’t you buy another big name?’, I reply, ‘of course, if FFP allows it.’

“I also explain to them the mechanism that lets you buy players, only with resources that stem from club profits.

“They’re often struck when I tell them because they don’t know that rule. Football is changing a lot and everyone in it must adapt.”

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