During the summer, many have talked about the reinforcements at Inter and Juventus, as well as the lack of them at AC Milan. However, the reality is actually very different, which Luca Serafini has pointed out.
Milan have been somewhat criticised for the lack of business this summer as many expected more after the Scudetto season. However, that doesn’t mean that the current season will be a disappointing one – making such a statement would be ignorant.
In his latest editorial for MilanNews, MilanTV pundit Luca Serafini highlighted a very important point. This entire summer, the Italian media has described Inter and Juventus as the strong teams mainly thanks to their signings on the mercato.
In fact, in many outlets, Milan’s ‘lack of signings’ has been used as more or less the only argument in ruling them out for the Scudetto. It’s a strange way to look at it, especially if you consider the money actually spent.
The Rossoneri have paid €40m this summer (including the buy-outs) and they have also made investments for the youth academy. Roma and Juventus, on the other hand, have almost only done business with free agents or with loan formulas.
The money spent by Juventus on Bremer and Kostic came from the hefty sale of De Ligt (which someone, at some point, must question given his qualities). Inter, meanwhile, made a crazy deal with Chelsea (paying €10m for a loan for Lukaku) and the rest are loans or free transfers.
To say that Milan haven’t spent money, therefore, is foolish and it’s a storyline that fits the media just because the Rossoneri haven’t made signings just to amuse the fans. But rather, they have made targeted investments to continue the path that brought them the Scudetto (which was also a surprise to the media).