Tuttosport: Cardinale faced with tough Milan welcome – the summer is decisive

By Isak Möller -

With AC Milan currently sitting 12 points behind Napoli in the Scudetto race, it hasn’t been a fantastic first season under the ownership of Gerry Cardinale thus far. The summer, as such, will be decisive to understand the intentions. 

The Rossoneri have failed to win in their last four games and it’s safe to say that Stefano Pioli is under some pressure to get the team going again. Gerry Cardinale, who took over Milan in September, also has some thinking to do.

As highlighted by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan closed the summer window with a negative balance of €36m. It’s not much if you compared it with teams in the Premier League, but in Serie A it’s significant especially if you consider the net spend (which also includes sales).

Even though Cardinale officially took over after the summer, he certainly had a hand in the summer window and also the renewals of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara. Charles De Ketelaere was the big investment and he’s yet to blossom, while Divock Origi has struggled to stay fit physically.

In short, the first few months haven’t been just success for Cardinale, bar the fact that Milan got out of the Champions League group stage. The summer, therefore, will be decisive to take stock of the situation.

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