Boban offers opinion on Rebic; admits major Milan mercato regret

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan technical director Zvonomir Boban has admitted that he negotiated a ‘tough mercato’ and admitted the club could have signed more experience.

In the end six players arrived in the summer transfer window; namely Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Leo Duarte and Ante Rebic.

A combined €95million was spent to bring in the aforementioned sextuplet, while Patrick Cutrone left for Wolves and Andre Silva moved to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

The focus of the transfer campaign appeared to be signing young players with high potential that can help build the Rossoneri’s core for many years to come.

And while Boban has admitted that Milan are currently in a process, he has admitted that there is a sense of urgency still.

“It was a tough mercato. I hope that FIFA shortens it a bit, you stress the teams and coaches. Players come and players go,” he told Sky Italia (via

“Young players are good, but there must be players with experience and strength. We have many young players, perhaps it would have been good to add more experience.

“We are in a gradual process. Milanisti have been waiting for so long.

“Neither Paolo nor I want to wait so long to make great things happen. We cannot accept to navigate in mid table. You won’t get to the levels where you once were one day.”

Rebic arrived on deadline day form Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, and he is seen by his compatriot as a good fit for Milan.

“Rebic is a player with a lot of character and strength,” Boban continued.

“He knows how to play different roles, and can also play with the two forwards. He grew a lot technically. We are happy to have him.”

READ MORE: AC Milan’s summer mercato – all the official signings

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