MN: Milan aiming to shorten gap with elite clubs – CL return would bring a bright future

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and their management know that a return to the Champions League – and playing in it on a consistent basis – is vital to the club’s project.

As MilanNews writes, the Rossoneri have built a young but ambitious squad that has many qualities, though the minimum target for the current season is a top four finish and a return to Europe’s elite club competition.

Paolo Maldini confirmed it during an interview yesterday: “The gap with teams like Bayern, City and Liverpool has widened in recent years. Let’s not forget that Milan have been missing from the Champions League for eight years, and this makes the difference at an economic level.”

Maldini knows a lot about competing in the Champions League and now he also knows a lot about club accounts, so his words should be taken at face value. Getting back into the Champions League, is a pass for a brighter future.

The report adds how the hope is that Donnarumma, Calhanoglu and Ibrahimovic will also take part, because Milan’s immediate future of course also depends on the renewals and the permanence of key players.


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