AC Milan are once again regaining the ability to attract the best players in the world, but their project puts them in a position where they have some tough decisions to make.
As our colleagues at SempreMilan.it report, Milan have recovered prestige and consideration both on an Italian and international level thanks to the work of Stefano Pioli and his squad, who have revitalised the image of the club after years of disappointment.
The team has been at the top of the standings for large parts of the last couple of seasons and now have the concrete possibility of winning the Scudetto and even the Coppa Italia. Furthermore, a return to the Champions League means that the Rossoneri are back on the most important European stage.
Paolo Maldini doesn’t have much trouble convincing players to join the club, but Elliott Management need to open their wallet and make concessions in order to guarantee inviting salaries to top players.
A complicated dilemma
Paulo Dybala is one of the names that has been linked with Milan and he would find the No.10 shirt, a starting role and the freedom to orchestrate attacks. The Argentine would be keen on joining the Rossoneri, but the club would not give him €7m net which are his demands.
CEO Ivan Gazidis continues to reject the idea of signing big earns and paying high commissions, and he sets limits on a financial level. Another talent who would gladly fly from Real Madrid to Milan to try a new experience is Marco Asensio, yet also in this instance it seems the club will not satisfy his current demands.
Of course, it begs the question of whether there will be a ‘next step’ in the project in order to both sign and renew star players by giving them what they could earn on the market. Otherwise, Milan will continue shopping on a different floor to other top clubs.