Tuttosport: Not only sporting pride – Spurs game a mission worth €20m to Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s mission to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League is on, and today the team will make their way over to London ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes that in addition to the sporting prestige of being among the best eight teams in Europe, the possible passage of the round would also be very important from an economic point of view.

Milan’s accounts would end up first of all with €10.6m which would come from UEFA as prize money, but also additional earnings from the market pool and the ticket revenue from the home leg of the quarter-final. In the first leg of the round of 16 against Tottenham, that amounted to over €9m.

Milan have not reached the last eight of the top European club competition since 2011-12 when Max Allegri wason the bench, and it would bring over €20m in additional earnings. That would be very useful in view of the summer transfer market, but also in the negotiations for the renewal of Rafael Leao.

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