AC Milan’s strategy for the summer transfer window has changed given that Stefano Pioli will remain as the head coach, a report claims.
For months it seems that Ralf Rangnick would be arriving as the new head coach and technical director of the Rossoneri, but last week it was confirmed that he will not be arriving as Pioli was instead rewarded with a new deal until 2022 after his excellent post-lockdown form.
According to Calciomercato.com, if Rangnick were to have arrived then another revolution would have taken place, but now those ideas have been almost completely abandoned.
Milan’s priority is no longer to look around for new players, but to ensure they keep some pillars of the current team like Donnarumma, Ibrahimovic and Calhanoglu. Even Giacomo Bonaventura’s situation will have to be resolved by the end of the season.
Milan’s strategy is clear: secure the present to consolidate the future. Four or five signings are still expected to arrive this summer though as a number of areas need reinforcing, but this is much easier than Rangnick’s idea of including up to seven new players – all of whom would have gone into the starting XI.
On the contrary Maldini and Gazidis will be active in the market, but only to complete the squad and not to overhaul it.