AC Milan have sent a message to UEFA regarding Financial Fair Play after making €80million of cuts in January, a report claims.
A recent editorial on TMW stated that Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban – through operations they hope will end favourably such as loans with options – have raised around €80m in funds.
The exits of Fabio Borini to Hellas Verona (€3.6m in on the balance sheet and €4.3m gross salary), Pepe Reina to Aston Villa on loan (€2.6m gross salary saved for 6 months) and Mattia Caldara to Atalanta (almost €6m saved salary) equates to around €16m in savings.
Ricardo Rodriguez’s departure for PSV Eindhoven adds more (€7m plus €3.7m gross salary), but the most significant raises in capital come from Suso and Krzysztof Piatek.
For the Spaniard -who was entered on the balance sheet for a residual of €600,000 – Milan were able to get €22m, which would be a full gain in the event of Sevilla buying him at the end of his loan. Meanwhile, Piatek’s €3.1m gross salary is saved, and the fee of €28m plus bonuses represents a small gain for Milan.
As Sunday’s edition of Tuttosport notes (via MilanNews.it), the winter mercato brought immediate and future benefits thanks to the sales made.
In addition, the Rossoneri gave life to the accounts and sent a clear message to the UEFA bureaucrats regarding Financial Fair Play, for which they have fallen victim before.