AC Milan sporting director Ricky Massara has given an update on three renewal situations and discussed Mario Mandzukic’s recent gesture.
Only a win will do for the Rossoneri as they continue to fight for a top four spot, and securing a return to the Champions League would be a big boost to the club from a project point of view but also in the revenues and exposure that it brings.
Massara was interviewed by DAZN before the Rossoneri’s crucial home game against Genoa, with his comments relayed by MilanNews and translated below.
On the game: “It is of great importance, we want to go back to winning at home. We want to find a home match that resembles the away match.”
Milan president Paolo Scaroni confirmed on Friday that striker Mario Mandzukic has given up his salary for the month of March due to being injured.
The Croatian arrived in the January market together with Fikayo Tomori and Soualiho Meite and has not yet had the chance to help his team-mates, having played just 158 minutes so far.
On Mandzukic’s gesture, Massara added: “A rare gesture by a player who has shown ethical values of the highest level. He regrets not having been able to make his contribution on the pitch, in the last 8 matches he will have the opportunity to prove it.”
On renewals: “For Ibra we are confident that we will be able to define an imminent agreement with him, for the others there is no news but we are calm because the club has done its part, has proposed important figures, we are confident that they can lead to a good outcome for agreements.”
On Scamacca: “Milan already have very strong strikers, there are many young players who aspire to grow alongside Ibra and we make ours grow. Scamacca is showing good things but his future is to be written.”