Winning the Scudetto must not be the end goal for AC Milan but rather must act as a motivation to give the project fresh impetus, a report claims.
Alberto Cerruti has written a column for Calciomercato.com where he stresses the importance of reinforcing the team even further, without ‘resting on your laurels’. From next season Stefano Pioli’s team will no longer be considered below the others but will be the ones to beat.
The Rossoneri want to go further in the Champions League and of course defend the title. Once RedBird Capital take over the club (which seems set to happen) they must give statements of intent, because if Milan won the league with a squad that was less strong than Inter and perhaps even Napoli, they must try to improve all departments.
Alternatives to Tomori and Kalulu are needed in defence given that Romagnoli will leave while Kjaer will come back from a length injury. In midfield Kessie must be replaced with a player of quality and Bakayoko must be replaced too with his loan expected to be terminated earlier.
The operation that Ibrahimovic underwent means that the attack will have to be reshaped too, because Pioli cannot squeeze Giroud so much nor can Origi be enough of a guarantee alone to complete a department that is in any case lacking.
Then, the protagonists of the season must be rewarded, and a big statement of intent from RedBird would be to secure the renewal of Leao and shut down the rumours of interest from abroad. Despite winning the title, there is plenty of work to be done.