It has become almost common knowledge now that AC Milan have one of the youngest squads in Europe, and a study has shown they sit on the podium.
Milan’s owners Elliott Management are happy to invest on young players in the transfer market, as the track record shows. The American fund have so far preferred a recruitment strategy centered around buying players with high potential to develop and record capital gains on the balance sheet.
Six players arrived in summer 2019, namely Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte, Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic – the oldest being 25. While some experience was the introduced in the winter, last summer saw a return to the status quo as Sandro Tonali (20), Brahim Diaz (21) and Jens Petter Hauge (20) all joined, as did Diogo Dalot (21).
The result is that Milan have one of the youngest squads in Europe. As this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reports, the Rossoneri have the third youngest team in terms of average age of the ‘top five’ leagues at 24 years and 264 days. Only Stuttgart (24 years, 215 days) and Nice (24 years, 16 days) are younger.