Tuttosport: Rangnick’s Milan recruitment blueprint set – Werner and Olmo the inspirations

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick is already at work with his talents scouts ahead of being confirmed as AC Milan’s new manager ahead of next season, a report claims.

According to Sunday’s paper edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Rangnick’s main idea is to revolutionise Milan – a change dictated by a transfer market that focuses on players with two specific characteristics.

The signings made by Rangnick will be young and above all low-cost, or purchases that will not exceed €20million in transfer fees, unless they are serious investments.

The numbers and his personal history at RB Leipzig and in the other areas of the Red Bull sporting area say so. Both as a manager and as a coach, Rangnick has always focused on players with potential, more unknown than known, with the aim of launching them and generating future capital gains.

The exception is Naby Keita, who moved from Salzburg to Leipzig in 2016 for €30million euros, but it was an operation between two clubs of the same ownership.

Otherwise, Rangnick’s ingenious recruitment never exceeded a certain economic threshold. Just think of Timo Werner, signed for €14million from Stuttgart, or Dani Olmo who arrived at the same club for just €19m.

His Milan philosophy will not be too different. Given the current impossibility of the club to spend large amounts, Rangnick will focus on U23 players and with costs largely within the allowed parameters.

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