Scaroni claims Furlani is ‘building a UCL team’ with ‘tall, strong, technical and fast players’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has urged fans not to panic because CEO Giorgio Furlani building a team that is ‘gearing up to play at high levels’.

It has certainly been a busy start to the summer for Milan as they sacked Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara less than 48 hours after the final game of last season, with Furlani and chief scout Geoffrey Moncada stepping up to control transfer business.

Their first major decision was to approve the divisive sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United for a club-record fee, leaving a midfield to be rebuilt but the funds to address other areas of the squad too.

Scaroni spoke to Il Foglio on the sidelines of the ‘Joyride the Future’ event organised by Milan and BMW Italia to celebrate the extension of their partnership together, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“AC Milan fans, rest assured, Giorgio Furlani is building a Champions League team. The team he’s gearing up to play at high levels, with tall, strong, technical and fast players,” he said.

“We’re working to build something important and we’re doing it at a good pace, I’d say, also because there’s been a lot of new things.”

On the new signings: “We like strong players, by now the fans are getting used to it well. We make one purchase a week. I want to be clear though, since there are six weeks left until the transfer window closes, don’t expect another six signings… better to be honest.”

On Pioli: “Stefano is a person of good character, so we trust in his smile, we are hoping for a great job.”

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  1. Scaroni: “We’re working to build something important and we’re doing it at a good pace”

    Maldinisti translation: “We’re working to destroy the club and we’re doing it at a good pace.”

    Milanisti: “Words are fine, buying new players is fine, but we’re going to reserve judgment until we see the results. You know, on the pitch…. In the future….”

    1. It’s reasonable to wait a bit, i agree. But it is also reasonable to think that if someone wasn’t performing the best in the past couple of seasons he won’t just switch on now out of nowhere. Something like when Kalinic/Origi came, sure you want to wait and give him a chance but also your expectations are not very big cause the player didn’t show something great in his previous seasons. So far i don’t see any major improvments in this team from that perspective. Maybe even downgrade because of the loss of Tonali. Of course there is a chance that players can supprice and play better then they used too, but those chances are usually small and the older the player the smaller the chance that they will turn things around in their career.

    2. @Dejan10.

      So, To you, its all about Maldinisti vs Milanisti, doesn’t it? Lol like there can be NOT A SINGLE reason to criticise Cardinale now other than being Maldini’s bedmate? lmfao

      It takes just a SINGLE DIGIT IQ to KNOW the difference between JUDGEMENT and CRITICISM. One can expect you to have at least that much IQ, right? Right? RIGHT? lmfao

      Pretty much EVERYONE has moved on from Maldini’s sacking, except the Maldini haters gathered here lol To them, everyTHING MUST BE Maldini vs Milan. There can be no other reason to criticise Cardinale’s greed, pulling bull$hit over bull$hit lmfao

  2. My god this guy is saying stupid stuff everyday and he’s paid subsequently to do so. So we still need at least 4 players (CM x2, RW, ST) and they intend to sell Ballo-Touré, Rebic, Origi, Gabbia (loan), Colombo (loan), De Ketelaere, Messias, Saelemaekers but we won’t sign 6 players? But he’s right, we are a couple young cheap unproven players from contending with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, etc. for UCL.

    1. Calm down bartho. They are almost close get reijnders , after that maybe they will go get dominques, that already solved 2 DMF . For RW if they cannot get samuel chukwu , they will use pulisic as RW with saladmaker & romero as deputy. For striker this is maybe must waiting sell origi first before buying new striker . Colombo will be used as 3rd striker for homegrown quota. Rebic if out,we still have chaka traore to replace him. New LB only coming after ballotoure out probably italian player in LB

      1. Yes but to @Bartholomeos point, if they only do what you mention @Reccaman – we will not be a team that competes for UCL with the likes of Madrid, Man City, etc…

  3. The way he say it you would think we are getting some robot like, super players who are good at anything lol. In reality we got two injury prone players and one primavera player.

  4. Last year they played in the CL four games against physically strong teams (Inter and Chelsea) and got destroyed in all of them.
    So the idea to get a physically strong, fast team isn’t bad.

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