Journalist explains 6.5 rating for Milan’s market: “Interesting things have been done”

By Oliver Fisher -

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara deserve credit for conducting a sensible market under financial constraints, according to one journalist.

Brahim Diaz, Sandro Tonali, Ciprian Tatarusanu, Jens Petter Hauge and Diogo Dalot were the five new faces to arrive, while Maldini and Massara secured a permanent deal for Ante Rebic and the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Quite a few players left too, including Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia whose contracts expired, plus Suso, Lucas Paqueta, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Pepe Reina, Tommaso Pobega and Diego Laxalt.

You can read our assessment of the summer window in our positives vs. negatives feature, but Enzo Bucchioni spoke to MilanNews about the Rossoneri’s 2020 summer transfer window and weighed up the pros and cons after giving his rating.

“I give a 6.5 to the Milan transfer market because interesting things have been done like taking Sandro Tonali who is a good buy,” he said.

“Then the central defender was missing but we must start from an assumption that the resources are relative. Milan must always look to Financial Fair Play, and with an agreement made with UEFA no more than a year ago so now we cannot go back to thinking about spending as before.

“In the constraints that Milan had and have, Maldini and Massara worked well. In the constraints that Milan had and have, Maldini and Massara behaved well by not touching the team’s structure and keeping Ibra. I would have expected a central defender, as Pioli had expected.”

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