GdS: Elliott willing to invest big in Milan’s summer market – first signing should cost €40m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management are willing to invest a substantial sum of money into the summer window, a report claims.

According to what reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via, Elliott are ready to allocate new funds to finance the next Milan mercato so that the team can consolidate itself in Italy and improve their performance in Europe.

The first purchase made by Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara should be Sven Botman of Lille. The defender will cost the Rossoneri €40m, a figure that has so far been considered out of the ‘range’ established by the American fund but it shows that they are willing to push the boat out a bit more.

In recent weeks there has already been talk of €100m being allocated for the next market. With the arrival of Botman and Origi (the latter on a free transfer), there would in theory be €60m left that the management could spend on forwards like Traorè of Sassuolo and/or Asensio of Real Madrid.

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  1. 40M€ is too much for a CB we don’t really need. Use that money for a decent #10 instead. Or a proper RW. Those two are the reason why Milan won’t win the scudetto this year even though it was pretty much handed to them on a silverplate so many times this year.

  2. Do not disrespect Kalulu and Tomori by signing another CB, develop another back(s) with those two as mentors. Elliott managment is a little late to the party as it is not bolstering our front line with some scorers. Should have commited in the January window. Offensive help then possibly would have helped us get 5-8 more points against crap/lower tier teams. Ellio Mgnt. is a U.S. based hedge fund company who is running A.C. by the numbers and analytics…. to make a profit and increase value. Good for them. They do not know jack shit about soccer and how winning the Scudetto would have really inreased their bottom line beyond their wildest dreams.

    1. Yep. A decent #10 would have cost us maybe 20-40M€. That would have guaranteed the scudetto. And they say winning the scudetto would bring roughly around 100M€ to Milan’s accounts. So… Why didn’t they get a proper RW or #10? Far cheaper than spending 100M€ on 2-3 players NEXT YEAR when all the competitors have strengthen their squads as well.

      Someone like Berardi would have already earned us 4-9 more points this year alone! And if we did have 9 more points today the scudetto would have been practically ours already. So… Such a wasted opportunity.

      1. I do agree with you. I think getting Botman is irrelevant. Milan should think about getting other players. They should even think about getting Christensen from Chelsea who will be free of contract at the end of season. Indeed Milan has to think more about those positions which you have mentioned, instead of a CB. Kalulu has been a revelation for Milan. I would like him to continue on this shape. If Milan wants another CB, they should get one cheaper than Botman as backup for Kalulu.

  3. For sure I don’t understand why Milan is investing too much in defense while our attack is toothless since we lack quality wingers, attacking midfielders and reliable striker who can play more than 30 games per season.

    Barcelona conquered Europe because of best attack. If we had good striking line up we would have easily won Seria A this year because our defense is unplayable despite of injuries.

  4. i don’t think this bid is disrespect to Tomori & Kalulu nor Kjaer, & it’s easy to pay 4m/y Romagnoli salary. even 40m Botman is too expensive but i’ll do that rather than give Raiola 1m agent fee to extend Roma contract. 1st of all we need better replacement 2nd is total disrespectful to all Milan fans if management give a penny to that greed Pigaiola.
    after Z retired i hope no more player from him, no even Halaand or Pogba.
    i still remember Uncle Faster said “we can’t afford Pirlo & Zlatan in 1 team” then after we betray Pirlo those b45t4rd arrange Z to PSG. i’m with Galliani againts that pizza boy till today,
    the worse from that is another agent try same think to us (Cahla, Kessie & now Leao)

  5. Relax guys , we still have 60m euro budget from 100m euro after we buy botman . Thats enough to buy RW and AMF as long as they don’t wasted fund on scamacca or other striker price 30m euro . We don’t need striker since we already get Origi free and maybe in future get belotti free too ( if Ibra out )

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