The management do not have much time to enjoy Sunday’s win and second-placed finish as they must start planning for next season, a report claims.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, CEO Ivan Gazidis is determined to continue with his mission: to keep the club in financial balance, make it self-sustainable and achieve good sporting results. The €50m extra that the top four brings certainly helps.
Gazidis issued his initial thoughts to the club’s social networks: “We are very satisfied to have achieved an important first result for our club. It is only the beginning of an ambitious path and we must continue to work together, with the same determination and with the aim of making our wonderful and passionate fans proud, who have always supported us even in the most difficult moments.”
This summer, Milan have the obligation not only to maintain the good work but also to build on it, because beating Shamrock Rovers in Europa is one thing but it is another to win in Manchester and Madrid.
Gianluigi Donnarumma’s renewal will be the first thing to tackle but at the moment the situation has not improved as Milan being back in the Champions League is not enough for Mino Raiola, who still wants a top salary for his client. His replacement is already ready, as a pre-agreement for Mike Maignan has been secured.
As for the other renewals, there is no news even about Hakan Calhanoglu, who has a very big offer from Qatar and asks for a figure higher than the salary cap set by Elliott. The Rossoneri’s interest in Rodrigo De Paul implies that they are preparing for life without him.