AC Milan will not be bystanders in the January transfer window and intend to seize the right opportunities to strengthen the squad.
As MilanNews notes, Paolo Maldini hinted that business will be done during the January window when he spoke to Sky Italia prior to Monday’s 3-3 draw with Roma.
“If in January we have the opportunity to strengthen ourselves we will do it, otherwise we will remain like this. If there is the possibility of taking a player who makes us make the leap, why not? In the last market we did not spend what we could have spent,” he said.
CEO Ivan Gazidis essentially confirmed as much while speaking during Wednesday’s Shareholders’ Meeting at Casa Milan.
“We have a clear strategy: to hire some of the best talents in the world and make them grow with us. The window has just closed for the summer market and we are very satisfied. The sports management led by Paolo Maldini is already preparing for the winter window and we are confident.”
The MilanNews report notes how the management actually tried to invest further towards the end of window but failed to land either Ozan Kabak or Mohamed Simakan.
It is likely therefore that Maldini and Massara will be able to move again once the window reopens, safe in the knowledge that massive overhaul will not be needed, but a few small tweaks to plug a couple of gaps.
In January, the Rossoneri management seem willing to go back in for Simakan, and the failure in the summer was almost exclusively due to the tight deadlines. Mateo Musacchio could leave to help fund it, and other operations are not to be excluded such as the wing and the midfield.