GdS: Where Milan’s project stands in the tapestry of world football and how it differs form Inter’s

By Oliver Fisher -

The battle between Inter and AC Milan on the field tomorrow will also feature a duel between two ownership groups with different ideas on how to run a football club.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport reports, the model that Milan are trying to represent at the moment in Italian football under the American hedge fund Elliott Management is more of a medium-term vision built around sustainability and becoming economically virtuous.

In the January transfer window Juventus signed Dusan Vlahovic and Inter responded by getting Robin Gosens, while the attitude of the Rossoneri was not to respond out of panic but to be happy with the acquisition of 18-year-old striker Marko Lazetic, a profile for the future.

The ownership and management are happy to cough up money if the right technical profiles are found at the correct prices, while the idea of sustainability has seen players like Gigio Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu and soon Franck Kessie to leave on a free transfer in search of higher wages, because they were demanding salaries not considered in line with the club’s policy.

For the fans, the most important numbers are not the ones on the accounts that do not involve their money, but rather the tally of trophies won at the end of the season, or at least results that show the team are competitive.

Through a careful scouting policy and the work of Paolo Maldini, Ricky Massara and Stefano Pioli, the virtuosity pursued by Elliott in the balance sheets coincided with the return of Milan to the Champions League after seven long years.

However, Milan are not Atalanta who can afford not to make it to the Champions League, because in any case that result in Bergamo is rightly considered an exceptional target. Milan must win trophies, must get into Europe’s top club competition and must compete in it – fans will not except any less.

It is clear that in a football landscape where colossal monuments converge (Real Madrid), luxurious “toys” of oligarchs (Chelsea), state-run clubs (PSG, Manchester City), political clubs (Barcelona, ​​symbol of Catalan independence), dynasties (Juventus of Agnelli-Elkann) and teams of families (Inter of Zhang), the game played by Milan is complex and complicated.

Elliott are the most important hedge fund in the world, but they know that a lot of work is needed to improve Milan’s financial situations and that they could become the reference point of a new football model.

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  1. I love home some geniuses talk about how Gazidis “ruined” Arsenal. I personally don’t really like him due to the Super league and what he said about it. But Arsenal that hasn’t won anything and doesn’t play in CL has money to buy whoever they want while making profits every year. That is what I expect of Milan in 5 years, to be financially good enough to spend money but without big losess and a danger of bankrupcy if results don’t go your way for a few years.

    1. Yeah gazidiz leave Arsenal after increase their income 3 Times and have beautiful stadium,and few FA trophy not the major trophy like EPL or CL. I personally agree with you,but just few like us. Most of fans want this club signed big name star with huge salary and big money transfer because thats not their money ( like that article above saya) and thats not their concern even this club fall down bankrupcty then throw down to serie C like Parma. I prefer more stability in financial club like Bayern Muenchen model

  2. “A medium-term vision built around sustainability and becoming economically virtuous.”

    This is such garbage. It’s called the current ownership doesn’t wants to spend the bare minimum to remain competitive, so that they can maximize their return when they sell the club.

    1. absolutely correct, Elliot Management are not soccer fan(s) they are money/hedge fund managers,only plan they have, is to buy low and sell high

  3. When the club is sold I hope the due diligence is done and their is a duty of care of who takes over the club. No fly by night unknown entity millionaire/billionaires. Just the richest motherfucker out there. I was setting myself when Bernard arnault was mentioned. Imagine the cash injection he could give by having Louis Vuitton sponsor the shirt. Fuck, if all football is now is who is backed the most then let this be Milan’s destiny. The most stinking big dick swinging monster rich motherfucker out there…Milan’s waiting for you.

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