CM: Origi and Botman very close to joining Milan – why they continue to buy from abroad

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s vision and recruitment have changed since Elliott Management took control of the club and they will continue to buy from abroad, a report claims.

Calciomercato.com reports how the path being traced by Elliott is bringing results: a return to the Champions League, another Scudetto challenge and a loss of €96.4m in 2020-21 which was down €98.2m compared to the consolidated loss for the 2019-20 financial year.

Working well on the market to find functional players without crazy expenses on transfer fees, salary and agent commissions has been a key component of that. For this reason, Milan are looking above all abroad, where costs are often lower and tax advantages are high.

In the last three years, more than 80% of Milan’s signing have come from outside Italy and therefore benefit from the Growth Decree – a tax relief scheme which brought income taxation from 45% to around 25% for workers who have not been resident in Italy in the previous two years.

Sven Botman of Lille and Divock Origi will also benefit form this and both very close to becoming new Milan players, with the latter ready to sign four-year agreement with a net salary of €4m per year, so about €5m gross.

Tags AC Milan Divock Origi Sven Botman
Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.