Fiorentina’s Rocco Commisso fires shots at Yonghong Li over ownership of Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has taken a shot at former AC Milan owner Yonghong Li for the way he ‘left the club at a loss’.

Yonghong Li bought the club from Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017 under the name Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg, but he defaulted on the repayment of loans.

His first transfer campaign Milan bring in a number of high profile players, forking out over €200m in the process which has left the club experiencing Financial Fair Play problems even up until today.

Elliott Management then seized control of the club, but things have not been plain sailing since. The American hedge fund have focused mainly on buying young talent on the cheap to try and develop, arguably a complete opposite approach to that of the previous regime.

Commisso has his own views on the way Milan were run before though as revealed when he spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport, pointing the finger at a former owner of Milan.

“In Italy I have brought significant investments from my family. I control 100% of Fiorentina. Not like the owners of Milan, Inter, Juve or Roma who get help from external investors,” he said (via MilanLive).

“I made solid investments in Florence and we will also close this quarter in surplus. No club in Italy can match it. I won’t do like Mister Li’s AC Milan. In a few months he increased the club’s debts and left them at a loss.”

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