Many were disappointed that AC Milan didn’t bring in a big name at the end of the market, rather signing Junior Messias. However, the fact remains that the Rossoneri spent a lot this summer.
Just the Fikayo Tomori signing cost them €29m and then you also have the signing of Mike Maignan for €13m. The likes of Brahim Diaz and Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived on loan but Milan are likely to redeem them afterwards (which won’t be super cheap).
In an interview with TG3 last night, as cited by MilanNews, Milan president Paolo Scaroni was asked about the mercato. He explained why it went the way it did, referring to the financial stability of the club and today’s climate.
“Milan were very active on the transfer market. We did many things to the satisfaction of the Rossoneri fans. Everything, however, has to refer to economic sustainability. We have done a lot in the transfer market, knowing that the accounts must be in order.
“There is no doubt that Serie A is a bit behind, for example, the Premier League. When I read our fans saying that the Italian teams are becoming poor, selling their best players without buying, I think they have a bit of reason,” he stated.
While it was indeed frustrating to miss out on a big name this summer, especially for the right-wing, it would have been a huge risk for Milan to spend that money.