AC Milan’s strategy of watching the accounts is finally beginning to bear fruit as the club have been able to spend big in June, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com writes how after the purchase of Maignan and the permanent signing of Tomori, the Rossoneri are ready to make other important investments like Tonali, Adli and at least a new striker. The economic gap between Milan and the other Italian clubs is destined to grow again this summer.
Milan are the team that has spent the third-most in Europe in this summer with €42m shelled out to acquire Maignan and Tomori. It is only €500k less than the amount paid out by Bayern Munich to sign Dayot Upamecano from Leipzig. Liverpool close the top 5 with €40m spent on Konaté and Aston Villa signed Emiliano Buendia from Norwich for €38.5m.
RB Leipzig lead the way with €68m spent on Hendrichs (€15m from Monaco), left-back Angeliño (€18m from Manchester City) plus central defenders Gvardiol (€18m from Dinamo Zagreb) and Simakan (a former Milan target, €15m from Strasbourg). However, they have already earned €92m from the sales of Konaté, Upamecano and Wolf plus an extra €30m from Nagelsmann’s move to Bayern Munich.
Milan’s strategy therefore is beginning to pay off, as over the last couple of years there have been few purchases above all linked to the sales. Investments have always been channeled into the growth of unknown young players like Saelemaekers, while loans with options to buy have offered security.