GdS: €100m spend on 3-4 signings – Milan’s summer strategy becomes clearer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan made 10 signings during the last summer transfer window but they are planning further big investments in the mercato ahead of the 2024-25 season, a report claims.

With three months to go until the end of the season, La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) reports that there are decisions that are being formed day after day regarding the strategy that will be taken.

The first: in the summer there will not be a 2023-style revolution but the changes will be important. The second: the priority is the centre-forward, with Joshua Zirkzee and Benjamin Sesko top of the list. The third: a lot will depend on the big offers that will likely arrive for top players.

Paolo Scaroni uttered a non-trivial phrase before Monza-Milan, stating: “We will close the 23-24 financial year with an excellent result and this is the premise for being able to go to the market with the means to be able to make important decisions.”

Milan know that they will probably sign a central defender, they are studying the market for full-backs and would like to add a physical and athletic midfielder in front of the defence. However, everything starts with the attack because the purchase of a No.9 cannot be postponed.

Zirkzee and Sesko are the two players they like the most, with the Bologna star perhaps having the edge because he is already accustomed to scoring in Italy, but both would cost at least €40m.

The second most important expense will probably be on a central midfielder or central defender: Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix is ​​liked for the defence, as is Brest’s Lilian Brassier and Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo (who would be a free transfer).

Considering the three or four reinforcements needed, they expense could well reach €100m because the management want to sign players that make a difference rather than going for quantity as they had to last year to bolster the depth.

However, the summer mercato dynamics probably revolve around Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez and Rafa Leao, the three players with the most value. All are being watched closely by Europe’s top clubs, with PSG interested in all three.

Not only that, but Maignan and Theo have contracts expiring in 2026 and the renewal remains a delicate chapter. An important offer will arrive for at least one of them, and a year ago they accepted when Sandro Tonali’s price was met.

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  1. Milan’s transfer strategy is

    a Zirkzee – offer 35m, refused
    b Sesko – offer 25m, refused
    i Sign a 35yo on a free

    Sell Colombo to Atalanta and watch him explode

      1. Wasn’t that always the plan? Can’t renew Leao next window because of the money he will ask. Can’t renew Mike now at 8mil (esp since he can’t seem to cover his near post asking that much money)..

        So yeah. I do hope we keep Theo.

    1. Hahaha the guys working for a Wall Street hedge funds will complain that agents and players are too greedy while complaining that Italy is archaic because they can’t build their stadium/mall/amusement park to make hundreds of millions in profits.

      1. Because once, when we were a “real club” and at the “top”, we never sold Shevchenko, Kaka, Ibrahimovic or Thiago Silva. We only just became a “selling club” thanks to the “Wall Street hedge funds” that are interested in money, and only sovereign wealth funds should own football clubs.

        1. Damn that’s bad memories, as Sheva was my childhood idol. I never forgave the sales of Zlatan and Thiago Silva neither. It was a poor time financially speaking, with the infamous « parametro zero » transfer policy. It was a very different situation that right now with no debt, clean finances and no need to sell our best players. At least the way I see it.

          1. Yeah, it was sarcasm, you missed his point.

            There are some differences… Sheva hurt, but we had just lost a chance peons league final, 2 years after winning it. We also went on to win it again the following year, cause we had a team of superstars.

            When you have 12-14 world class okayers, letting one go doesn’t mean the clubs plans are purely financial – Sheva wanted to leave. manybworkd class okayers do we currently have? 3? Of we sell them, can we still claim to want to win thr championship league, like Cardinale recently said, or does that expose him as a man who says he wants to win the CL but invests like he needs me to lend him a $20 for gas?

            Kaka was another hard one to swallow, but he went to Real Madrid for a world record fee At the time (till Ronaldo best that weeks later) he didn’t go to effin’ Newcastle…

            Now we have a club whose balance sheets are positive… that’s very different than the situation Berlusconi sold Zlatan and T. Silva in..

            What they do this summer says everything about what they intend to make of Milan.

            That said, I hope we hold out for Leaos release clause, and that Maignan becomes the most expensive goalkeeper ever sold, and that Theo is the only one of the three left at the club when next season starts. If we sell both if them this summer for a combined 250-200 mill with Saelemaekers and CDKs sums in there as well, we won’t need to sell our top players for several years to come, and we’ll have a solid transfer kitty to create a winning cycle with.

  2. Not one of the players brought up which we are currently intrested in are fit for purpose and as for sales wouldn’t surprise me if gerry/elliott sell at least two of our so called TOP PLAYERS so called because in my opinion we’ve no top players also by way of excuses keep a big chunk of the cash for there investors.

    DON’T FORGET THE INVESTORS # click bait 😂😂😂😂😂😂😉

    1. They reinvested all of Tonali money and added more to the purse last summer.

      If your theory was correct, this would have happened last summer already.

      I don’t get why people think fiscal responsibility is detrimental to running a successful club…

      1. If we have to learn something from these past months, it’s that we have to agree that we disagree. Personally, I think that Pulisic and Ruben were targets of the previous management who could have been bought without selling Tonali. Reijnders is definitely not an upgrade over Sandro, at least now. The gambling issue was impossible to foresee, the motivation for selling him was « trading ». The others guys like Chukwueze, Musah, Pellegrino are very expendable.

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