Sustainable investment seems to be the buzz phrase for AC Milan at the moment as they look to build a top four squad without over spending.
As MilanNews notes, the Rossoneri earned €24million from the sale of Suso – a full capital gain. The club have already spent €7million to make the loan deals for Simon Kjaer and Alexis Saelemaekers into permanent ones, but it is clear that there is still room for a significant purchase.
Ricardo Rodriguez looks set to join Torino and an important saving will be made on his gross salary, while the same can be said for Pepe Reina who is attracting strong interest from Valencia.
If the duo were to leave, Milan would save over €10million across the two gross salaries, a considerable amount given that the replacements will not earn anywhere close to that.
Milan are set to invest in specific roles, the report adds, namely a central defender, right-back, midfielder and a winger.
A big cash sum is not expected to be spent on a centre-back and a swap deal could allow Milan to land a major target, like a Nikola Milenkovic-Lucas Paquetà exchange.
The purchase of a right-back should be at least part financed by the possible sale of Calabria, whose departure will generate a pure capital gain.
The goal in midfield has now been identified and is Tiemoué Bakayoko, who could also come on a loan, postponing the investment for a year.
The rest of the “cash” availability should therefore be reserved mainly for the attacking department, where Milan will have to go to buy at least one winger, or even two if Paquetà were to leave.
In this sense, however, it is necessary to remember Suso’s capital gain, an important sum that should be destined precisely to that sector of the field.