AC Milan are heading into a new era under new owners Investcorp, with the deal expected to be completed in the coming weeks, and the plans are becoming clearer.
Calciomercato.com report that Paolo Maldini is enthusiastic and motivated more than ever as he faces the next few weeks as both a Milan fan hoping to celebrate a Scudetto but also as a technical director who has had a big hand in building this team and must plan for the future.
Investcorp are a very rich new investor who could give an even stronger impetus to the project that Milan have, but the fact that Maldini and Ricky Massara’s contracts expire in June has attracted some questions about the future.
Why weren’t they extended before? Elliott Management did not put Milan up for sale but rather received an offer in April and evaluated it. The stance of the American fund is that contractual situations are analysed close to the deadline to get a more complete picture of the situation, so a meeting was already planned with Maldini, Massara and Moncade in early May to put pen to paper.
The signing of the documents between Elliott and Investcorp is expected on Friday while closing will take a few more weeks, but the Bahrain fund is well aware of how important someone like Maldini is while they also have a total appreciation for the work done in the last two and a half years.
It is very likely that trust will be maintained in Maldini, Massara and Moncada with a new two-year agreement for each. Those directly involved have not received official communications, because there is a title to be won on the pitch without distractions.