AC Milan director Zvonomir Boban has admitted that he and colleague Paolo Maldini have a ‘different dream’ to owners Elliott Management.
The American fund have spent €154million over the last two windows, which of course includes the combined €70m for Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek in January, as per il Corriere dello Sport.
This summer, Elliott spent €7m on Rade Krunic, €16m on Ismael Bennacer, €20m on Theo Hernandez, €30m on Rafael Leao, €11m on Leo Duarte plus the €5m cost for the two-year loan for Ante Rebic.
A feature in Sunday’s Financial Times looks at the current state of the club from an economic approach, and states that Milan are ‘using a “Moneyball” approach of using statistics to locate undervalued players’.
Boban has now explicitly stated that this is not exactly what the directors had in mind, but is willing to compromise.
“Our dream is to have results tomorrow. [Elliott] have a different path, they have a different vision.
“ I think we can find a way that we’re both happy.”
In addition, Maldini told the newspaper: “No young team, with all young players, won the Champions League. That’s a fact,” to which Boban added: “Even a Scudetto.”