AC Milan’s goal is to try and get as far as possible in this season’s Europa League, given the financial benefits that a deep run would bring.
Milan have fought hard to even get into the competition having had to pass through three qualifying rounds to reach the group stages, the last of which was an incredible 24-penalty shootout win over Rio Ave.
There is a financial implication of reaching the groups though, as Milan in their last financial report confirmed that they are €195m in the red for the year 2019-20, something which has been impacted by the lack of European football due to previous Financial Fair Play breaches.
If Milan manage to secure the renewals of Donnarumma, Calhanoglu and Ibrahimovic then additional liquidity will be very important.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com), a deep run would also be nice for Milan’s coffers as to get to the final brings in about €20m, which must be added to the €15m that reaching the group stages brings to reach a total of €35m.
To this there are are also bonuses for wins and draws to be added, which is all valuable money given the return of a large number of fans to the stadium looks unlikely at present.