AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini is moving more and more towards leaving the club this summer, according to a report.
Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive) reports that Elliott Management have changed their stance somewhat and would actually like for Maldini to stay.
The US hedge fund have understood that depriving itself of another club icon, especially at this time, could lead to a too dangerous fracture with the fans. Thus, when it is possible after the Coronavirus meeting, Elliott will likely try to meet Maldini.
The discussion is needed to understand what will become of Milan’s future; to understand who will have to sit at the table with Mino Raiola to discuss the renewal of Gianluigi Donnarumma or that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or for example communicate to Stefano Pioli the decision for the next season.
More generally speaking, Maldini would need to understand what role he could play in this ‘new Milan’. If the company were to ask him to stay but without any kind of responsibility and decision-making power, it would be an inadequate solution and one that the former captain would never accept.
To think of a certain autonomy seems quite complicated today, especially if Ralf Rangnick arrives. This is why a separation, despite everything, is still the most likely situation at the moment.