Exits, investment and management: AC Milan Women heading for summer revolution

By Steph Insixiengmay -

The Rossonere’s elimination from the Coppa Italia has prematurely ended the season for the team, at least as far as seasonal objectives are concerned.

There will, however, still be eight games left to play in the Relegation Pool, and they are certainly not exciting ones. Meanwhile, La Diavala have already started planning for the future as our colleagues at SempreMilan.it report.

Is it a season to forget? One could say yes. Milan ended the first phase of the season in sixth place, as they failed to quality for the Scudetto Pool and were then eliminated in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia by their familiar foes in Roma.

The first move

Milan recently said farewell to defender Guðný Árnadóttir. The Icelandic defender is joining Kristianstads DFF on a permanent basis. It is a move that the player also wanted given how her playing time was limited under the tenure of interim manager, Davide Corti.

Under him, Árnadóttir became fourth choice defender, right behind Angelica Soffia, Alia Guagni, and Gosia Mesjasz. Árnadóttir had made a total 58 total appearances for the Rossonere before her departure.

Key renewals

One of the current and key aspects of discussion revolves around the future of many players whose contracts are expiring – senior players like Valentina Bergamaschi, Laura Fusetti, Guagni (who was linked to Inter in January) and in particular, Christy Grimshaw.

The Scot is one step away from 100 official appearances with the team in all competitions. She started at Milan under Ganz’s tenure and is currently playing under Corti. She is one of the fundamental pivots on the team.

She is a player who has always made herself available for the team with a smile, humility, work and dedication to the shirt. Grimshaw is also flexible in both phases of the game and is the tactical wildcard that all managers would like to have in their squad.

At the moment, however, there has not yet been any meeting between the parties to discuss future plans, according to what we have learned. Time is still on Milan’s side as we are still in March but the team must be careful as the midfielder is being monitored by several foreign clubs, as well as a team within Italy.

The Asllani dilemma

Another key piece to evaluate is Kosovare Asllani, who joined the Rossonere in 2022. She was initially signed to change the face and image of the team (after the departure of Valentina Giacinti) but was ultimately overshadowed by Martina Piemonte.

Asllani has also suffered from several injuries and she is a player who has always played well with her national team, but has had the opposite experience with Milan. With the Rossonere, she is often fluctuating, and not very decisive in big matches (last year’s 4-3 win over Juventus aside).

However, even in this instance, everything is silent. In Sweden they talk about her possibly leaving Milan but at the moment she seems happy.

Another revolution in sight?

In short, there will be yet another revolution this summer. The club will, once again, thin out of the squad and will employ a new investment strategy in the transfer market.

This includes saying goodbye to not only some of the players but also some of the people involved in managing the team.

The most prominent exit might be Elisabeth Spina whose contract runs until the end of June. At the moment, Spina is yet to sign a renewal.

Elisabet Spina

It’s now or never for the Rossonere as the team needs a change in leadership, and that includes changing the person who oversees this project.

Roma have set the example for everyone with their project; Juventus are a real rival; Fiorentina is back; Inter invested a lot in January and will try to cultivate the fruits of their labourr in the next season.

For La Diavola, it is necessary to urgently exit this limbo and write the final chapter in Spina’s story, once and for all.

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