Former AC Milan captain Franco Baresi has praised the club’s owners Elliott Management for the project that they have installed at Milan.
It is well known now that Elliott Management – with the help of Maldini, sporting director Ricky Massara and CEO Ivan Gazidis – want to impose a youth-led project that is centred around players with high potential and low wages.
Milan are working under strict Financial Fair Play parameters having signed a settlement agreement with UEFA in the aftermath of the Chinese ownership’s reckless 2017 summer transfer campaign.
Interviewed by the British newspaper ‘The i’, the former Rossoneri captain Baresi spoke about Elliott and the work that they have done over the past couple of years to stabilise Milan, and insisted that the club are heading in the right direction and ‘improving continuously’.
“Not being competitive in Serie A and in Europe was strange. Football is made up of cycles. We have come from very difficult years. There have been some changes in ownership that have not helped,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Now we have new owners who are really investing in it. The league itself is returning to previous levels. The fact that Inter and Milan are leading Serie A is a good thing for Italian football. It is a gradual process, there is an important project in progress. We are more competitive than before and the goal is to reach the Champions League. We have to think big. We are growing and improving continuously.”