GdS: Scudetto race, Investcorp and a new signing – crucial week upcoming for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

There will be an intense upcoming seven days for AC Milan as they try and balance optimism regarding the present with excitement about the future.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports how the next eight days feature two huge games in Milan’s Scudetto hopes as they will firstly face Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico tonight and then they welcome Fiorentina to San Siro in one week.

, but at the same time the process that will lead the via Aldo Rossi club to replace the star flag continues. and stripes with that of Bahrain. In between, there are the strategies and moves of the director Maldini and the director Massara, who are however already at work in view of the next season. Among the various market objectives of the Rossoneri, the closest to the white smoke seems to be Divock Origi, an important piece to reinforce an attack that has limped in recent months.

While Stefano Pioli searches for the formula to maintain a defence that has been solid in the league and simultaneously starts scoring multiple goals per game again, he will have to make his own contribution to shield the team from the noise regarding a takeover.

Indeed, Investcorp are in advanced talks to buy the club from Elliott Management with negotiations proceeding swiftly. The bureaucratic element to be fulfilled (i.e. not distracting the players) will probably ensure that the closing takes place only in the summer, but important steps forward are still expected in the next week.

Elliott might yet remain with a minority stake, supporting Investcorp in the handover period, and in the meantime the Rossoneri management of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are proceeding with ongoing negotiations.

For example, Divock Origi is expected to sign a four-year €4m net per season deal and the details could be defined in the next few days. The 27-year-old Belgian adds youth to the centre-forward department and appears keen to be part of a new project.

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  1. The “Scudetto race” doesn’t seem like much of a race anymore the way Inter is heating up and scoring goals at will and we can’t seem to score. Plus Inter is already ahead by 1 point and the final 5 matches of the season, compare strength of opponents by where they are in the table:
    12, 13, 14, 16, 17
    Those 2 scoreless draws killed us (and that bad luck v Spezia in January); but anyway, regardless, Inter is just more talented and deeper…. and in January transfer window, while already better, they went out and picked up Gosens to make themselves even deeper and we did nothing and only got a worthless Lazetic.
    That showed us that management was not really trying hard to win Scudetto this year but still planning for future. Inter and Juve were still trying in January to get players to help them win Scudetto THIS season.

    1. At the winter break Inter looked unstoppable while we had a month without Bennacer and Kessie. Somehow Inter stopped scoring goals for a few games and we could gain some ground.
      At that time it was definitely the smart move to invest into the future. Despite Ibra and Giroud Milan still has one of the youngest teams in Serie A. Inter has the oldest one. Our time will come.
      Also I wouldn’t discount Inter’s opponents. Bologna hasn’t lost in a while. Empoli just beat Napoli. We couldn’t win a single game against Udinese. And Cagliari as well as Sampdoria might fight for survival in those last rounds.
      But our guys have to step up.

      1. Jimmy, I hear you… and I am still dreaming of it myself. We failed to get points against bottom half teams and yes I agree both Bologna and Empoli are dangerous teams. Bologna made both us and Juve drop points; so I want to try to hold out hope. But you have to admit, it just isn’t looking good for us… as I was also hoping that a hot Roma team that was unbeaten in 14 matches might help us by making Inter drop points and instead they were completely dominated by Inter. They just seem hot now and that’s not good. We shall see… hopefully we pick up 3 points today against Lazio and just keep the pressure on Inter.

  2. Origi 4million a year ??. Origi adds youth, well of course if your strikers are 40 and 35, most strikers in the world would add youth

  3. I gave up on hope about scudetto with current way of playing from some players who look like doesnt have any desire to win. For me, just win all the remaining games, and secure a place for champions league.

  4. Origi is good. He was heavily involved in their first goal today combining nicely with Salah (who got the assist on Robertson goal) and then Origi scored the 2nd goal for Liverpool.

    His goals per minute and goals per shot are SO HIGH. Amongst the best in the top 5 leagues. He deserves to play more and he’s sick of being behind Salah/Mane/Jota/Firmino and I think that he would relish the opportunity to come to a big club like ours and play lots of minutes and score lots of goals and get lots of assists for us. He is capable and has many good years in front of him.

  5. Even if we don’t win the 21/22 scudetto, we must never forget that #WeAreAcMilan and we must never forget also that #WeAreBack
    We are back!

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