CEO Ivan Gazidis has sent a very firm message to the agents and representatives of players that AC Milan deal with, insisting some have unrealistic expectations.
This morning’s edition of Il Giornale (via MilanNews) highlights that the Milan Shareholders’ Meeting was held yesterday evening before the game against Torino and it served to approve the 2020-21 budget, which closed with a loss of €96.4m.
This loss has approximately half compared to the previous year and it is because of the good work that Gazidis and the management continue to do, which includes increasing sponsorship revenue while also decreasing the amount of unnecessary costs and putting out a competitive team in a sustainable way.
During the press conference, Gazidis spoke about renewals and sent a very firm message: “Agents and players behave as if Covid never existed. To get to the figures they want, they have to go on a free transfer. We will continue to make decisions in the interest of the club, remaining competitive at top in Serie A and in Europe.”
As the speculation continues to swirl about the futures of Franck Kessie and Alessio Romagnoli, the CEO has certainly made it clear that Milan will not be paying above what they deem to be a fair amount in order to get their players to renew.