Sky journalist outlines why Milan can feel positive after summer window despite quiet deadline

By Oliver Fisher -

Sky Italia journalist Luca Marchetti believes that AC Milan did some smart business in their summer transfer window overall.

You can read a summary of all the Rossoneri’s summer signings here, and although it ended up being a quiet transfer deadline day Milan were able to get a number of notable deals done during the window.

They managed to secure the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who signed a new one-year contract, while Ante Rebic’s loan move was made into a permanent deal.

Diogo Dalot and Brahim Diaz both arrived on dry loans, with Sandro Tonali, Ciprian Tatarusanu and Jens Petter Hauge arriving from Brescia, Lyon and Bodo/Glimt respectively.

A number of sales occurred too, such as Suso to Sevilla, Pepe Reina to Lazio, Lucas Paqueta to Lyon and Ricardo Rodriguez to Torino which freed up some funds and wage budget.

Speaking to Sky, Marchetti reflected favourably upon the business done by Maldini and Massara.

“I wouldn’t want the failure to sign a defender to detract from a rational Milan market,” he said (via MilanNews).

“AC Milan have negotiated, but according to their own criteria. Schalke and Strasbourg did not accept the offers, Milan did not feel like making offers again.

“The most important signing is that of Ibra. Dalot was a whim. As both Maldini and Massara liked him, Kalulu an investment for the future. Today, it is difficult to say if Milan can play against Inter, Juve, Atalanta.”

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