CorSera: Why Gazidis is trying to replicate the Atalanta model at Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis is trying to imitate the model that the Rossoneri’s Lombardy neighbours Atalanta have put in place, a report claims.

Milan’s owners Elliott Management have so far preferred a recruitment strategy centered around buying young players with high potential to develop and record capital gains on the balance sheet.

Six players arrived in the summer; namely Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte, Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic – the oldest being 25.

According to il Corriere della Sera on Monday (as cited by, Gazidis wants to continue on the road he has identified for some time.

The newspaper claims that he has referenced what Atalanta have built to his colleagues, for consistency of results, the style of play, intensity and, not least, their minimal wage budget.

However, the outlet goes on to add that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be an exception to this vision and is someone the former Arsenal chief wants to sign.

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