Di Marzio explains Elliott Management’s ‘precise philosophy’ for Milan’s transfer business

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management are happy to invest on young players in the transfer market such as Sandro Tonali, Gianluca Di Marzio claims.

Milan’s owners 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 summer 2019, namely Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte, Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic – the oldest being 25. While some experience was the introduced in the winter, this summer has seen a return to the status quo.

Sandro Tonali (20), Brahim Diaz (21) and Jens Petter Hauge (20) all joined, as did Diogo Dalot (21), while Ciprian Tatarusanu is over 30 but he is the back-up goalkeeper.

Di Marzio spoke to Sky Italia and outlined the philosophy that Milan have tried to follow in terms of player recruitment since Elliott Management took over.

“Since Elliott has been around, Milan has followed a precise philosophy, that is, investing in players under 25 and borrowing players over 25 years old,” he said (via MilanNews).

“Tonali is a perfect example, he has the perfect identikit of what Milan is looking for. The player pushed hard to go to the Rossoneri too.”

In short, the youth project continues. They are of course talented and with a huge potential, in full compliance with Elliott’s guidelines.

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