GdS: AC Milan to use the ‘Theo Hernandez model’ in summer recruitment

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready to commit to buying new players of a young age and who won’t cost much, a report claims, like Theo Hernandez.

The full-back arrived from Real Madrid last summer for a fee widely reported to be €20million, signing a five-year deal in the process. He has already become a fan favourite at the Rossoneri due to his consistently impressive performances – and the fact he has six goals in all competitions already.

Today, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) highlights that the Milan of the future will have a low salary cap. Theo Hernandez is the ideal purchase prototype for the recruitment strategy as he has a low salary (about €1.5m net). The merit above all goes to Paolo Maldini, the architect of the operation.

The French left-back is worth at least double the €20m paid six months ago. For the future, Milan aims to do other low cost operations by focusing on players with the big potential.

The wage bill has already been lowered in the current season, but Gazidis wants to do more in the upcoming summer market.

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