There would not be a catastrophic financial impact if AC Milan were to miss out on the Champions League places, a report claims.
As Franco Ordine writes in his latest for MilanNews, Arrigo Sacchi is right in saying that it is better to focus on being a healthy club, capable of climbing the mountain one step at a time, rather than burdening themselves with debts, becoming unmanageable, unsellable and not being able to enjoy some success.
If Milan were to miss out on finishing in the top four on Sunday and therefore their absence from the Champions League were to continue, it would not be the end of the world financially even if from a sporting point of view it would be tough to stomach, Ordine writes.
The Rossoneri’s financial health can be summarised in three key points: 1) Salaries paid on time; 2) consolidated debts of just over €100m, most of which are discounted as they are credits collected in advance and; 3) the financial statements as at 30 June will close with a loss of half compared to the previous one of €190m. Milan are a healthy club, in a nutshell, and while money of the Champions can make the transfer market richer it will not derail the project.