Former sporting director Leonardo names what Milan are missing

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan and current Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo believe that the Rossoneri are suffering from a lack of stability.

The Brazilian formed part of a new-look staff at Milan when Elliott Management took over the club from Yonghong Li, however he lasted just 12 months before leaving at the end of the season to return to the French capital.

Leonardo is believed to have been instrumental in a couple of important purchases, such as the deals which brought Lucas Paqueta in from Flamengo as well as Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa – both in January.

The 50-year-old has even been credited with interest in bringing compatriot Paqueta with him to Ligue 1, though the most recent indications suggest Milan are in no mood to help out their former employee.

Leonardo was present at the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League and spoke to the media about his former club on their 120th birthday.

“120 years? I only had 13 years there, I am far behind in the standings!” he said (via

“Milan had so many top-level players, it’s really nice to celebrate these 120 years. The Berlusconi era was unique, best wishes to the club too I am convinced that the Rossoneri will return to their levels, even if they are now experiencing a particular moment

“What is missing? Perhaps stability after an era as successful as that of Berlusconi and with the almost total change in the world of football, passed from a familiar dimension to a more global one.

“It is not easy for a team with the expectation of Milan, there is a series of situations that are bringing more difficulty in the ascent process.”

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