AC Milan will soon change owners once again as RedBird Capital are set to buy the club from Elliott Management, and they have a fair few issues to tackle straight away.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that RedBird are about to become the new owners of Milan but Elliott Management will keep a minority stake. They will certainly not be able to take their time in getting to grips with several key issues, however.
Paolo Maldini spoke during an interview with the same source today and said he felt disrespected about not having been offered a renewal yet and strongly hinted at being frustrated about not having the budget to bring in certain targets, launching an appeal to the owners to make two or three significant signings to consolidate the project and fuel the European ambitions.
There will be no upheavals in management because the current group have done so well, meaning Maldini and Ricky Massara should be able to operate on the market even during the transitional period. What the former captain is asking RedBird indirectly is what their intentions are regarding the project and the investment potential.
On the subject of the mercato, RedBird will make assessments on the deals already set up but it is anticipated that they will give the green light to sign Sven Botman for the defence, Renato Sanches for the midfield and Divock Origi for the attack.
Then there will be the arrival of a profile such as Domenico Berardi, Charles De Ketelaere or Noa Lang for the frontline, and potentially Gianluca Scamacca too, while loan players such as Alessandro Florenzi and Junior Messias must have their futures resolved. Brahim Diaz (unlike Bakayoko) should be kept.
Finally, the new stadium is a fundamental pillar in RedBird’s project and is part of Milan’s appeal. At the moment the situation is fluid and they are contemplating both the idea of sharing a new stadium with Inter and of giving life to a new solo project, with RedBird founder Gerry Cardinale even visiting the proposed alternative site at Sesto San Giovanni.