SM: What Investcorp’s takeover of Milan means for the Origi and Botman deals

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are on the verge of being taken over by Investcorp bringing an end to the Elliott Management era, and that has attracted some questions about the mercato strategy.

As our colleagues at report, a change of ownership is expected at the end of the season as Milan will pass from an American fund to a Bahrain-based one. A €1bn operation should be completed, but it will not revolutionise the managerial nomenclature as Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will stay under the new ownership.

It is a wise choice aimed at renewing the trust in a group of skilled executives able to relaunch Milan both on the pitch and on the international market thanks to the elimination of debts and the return to the Champions League.

However, Investcorp seem willing to immediately inject liquidity into the transfer market to give head coach Stefano Pioli an even more competitive squad ready to fight for the three competitions in which it will participate next season.

Origi and Botman – what happens?

During the last few months Maldini and Massara have already worked on some transfer operations such as those that should bring Divock Origi and Sven Botman to the Rossoneri next season, but will it change given the new owners?

Absolutely not, and instead the full confirmation of the two executives in charge of the sporting and technical area should not lead to a change of plans in relation to the signing of the Liverpool forward and the Lille defender, whom Investcorp themselves believe to be good purchases from an economic point of view.

Tags AC Milan Divock Origi Sven Botman
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