CM: Why Milan have adopted a totally different strategy to rivals Inter and Juventus

By Oliver Fisher -

Given that Dusan Vlahovic will end up at Juventus and Robin Gosens will join Inter before the window closes, there is hysteria surrounding Milan’s lack of activiity. reports how some Milan fans and pundits have become frustrated with the Rossoneri’s decision to have a low-cost January window, an accusation made above all by those who believe the team needed the reinforcements most out of the top five teams given the problems of injuries and absentees.

Inter made a loss of €245.6m in their last accounts and Juve were at €-210m, but both are signing players very useful for the second half of the season in achieving their objectives, while Milan (€-98.2m) are likely to only sign a teenage striker for €5m.

Juventus have chosen to cover their losses through the issue of new shares, while Inter have opted to issue €415m in bonds, while Milan continue to get new payments from Elliott Management to foot losses. That means the Rossoneri are the only ones with owners that intervened directly with an injection of their own liquidity.

Ever since Elliott took over from Yonghong Li, the idea has always been that of a gradual return to the top by signing young players in good value deals and developing them into future champions, thus rejecting the notion of crazy expenses and the generation of more debt, and with qualification for the Champions League the number one target currently.

Inter and Juve have the same objectives, but in order to achieve them they have decided to maintain a high competitiveness by using a small part of the budget already foreseen in the development plan but committing themselves to sizeable costs in the future.

The clubs are aware that the squad can generate sufficient and greater revenues in order to recover expenses, as the sales of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku proved with their exits helping temporarily safeguard the accounts of the club led by Suning. Milan’s aim meanwhile is to bring the club back to the top with the highest possible asset value and then find a new buyer.

The former president of the FIGC – Carlo Tavecchio – spoke on 1 Station Radio today about the expenses of Juve and Inter.

“The budgets are inspected by COVISOC. If a budget has personal guarantees, it tends to be recovered, it means that there is the economic capacity to face the debts,” he said.

Juve and Inter today have a higher turnover and income than Milan, while UEFA for now are still keeping the sanctions discourse on Financial Fair Play frozen. Essentially, Inter and Juventus are choosing to invest in the long term by exploiting the guarantee of assets and resources for the future, hoping that today’s debt can be covered in the future.

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  1. Because we are the only team in Italy that are scared of FFP, while the other teams strengthen their team without hesitation, we look in the garbage for players, ridiculous!

    1. Juve will let Dybala go for free, Inter would not sell hakimi if they were not forced to
      Juve also have a new stadium, we still loan it from the city

      Inter and Juve did their summer mercato in winter. We will have more fun in the summer

      Botman and Sanches seem close and should be improvement over Kessie and Romagnoli. Striker is interesting, at least we have better backup than Pellegri now. Origi or Belotti valid mid term fix.

      For CAM we can try Bennacer or Sanches there too. Adli should be better than Diaz anyway.

      Rw is an issue but maybe we could change tactics. Alternatively we can play with Leao not tracking back and right midfielder- Renatos native position

      Sanches potentially can solve our many issues, highly adaptive offensively
      Once played as a forward too hahaha

    2. Did you even followed the fkin news? Milan already banned to compete from Europe League for two years because of FFP. Luckily Maldini / Elliot made an appeal where UEFA reduced it into just one year.

      Juventus can made big purchases because they have enough income from big sponsors and their own stadium. But how long they can keep doing that when their debt are keep piling up. Chiesa not even paid off and now they grab Vlahovic too.

      And last time I check, Inter need to sell Lukaku and Hakimi to attract new sponsors that can cover their debt & transfer market. They almost got snipe by FFP because their chinese owner can’t manage

      FFP isn’t bullshit kid. Do more research before you post dumb shit like this again :/

  2. Just be patient while the one chance at The Scudetto in the last 10years slips away. While Inter and Juve make big moves to strengthen their team Milan does nothing. I hope you are very patient because with the moves Juve and Inter are making it’s going to be a long time until Milan has another chance at a Scudetto. This ownership and management has failed these players and the fans of Milan.
    Cue all the Elliott fan boy comments to say how happy we should be to finish top 4. F#%k off. Milan deserves better. Ibra and these players deserve better. It’s a minor miracle what they’ve done with probably the 5th best roster in Serie A.

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