MN: Delays, ideal site and Inter’s bluff – why Milan want to build a new stadium alone

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s owners and leadership are pushing ahead with their plans to build a new stadium alone, thus abandoning the ‘Nuovo San Siro’ project with Inter.

MilanNews report how in today’s meeting at Palazzo Marino (the city hall) between Mayor Beppe Sala and delegates from Milan and Inter, the will of the Rossoneri became clear. Milan were represented by president Paolo Scaroni and the new CEO Giorgio Furlani, and they declared ‘La Maura’ as an area in which they are looking to build their own stadium, without Inter.

It seems that Milan are fed up of waiting. The delays typical of Italian administration plus the many doubts that have arisen regarding the true economic strength of Inter and their ability to be able to seriously go ahead a project that would cost €600m per club means alternatives have been sought.

The debt situation of Steven Zhang and Inter’s owners is known to all given the continuous losses of Suning in China and the bonds issued, while Milan have a solid ownership ready to make a big investment for a new stadium.

Inter’s CEO Alessandro Antonello was quick to point the finger at Milan which keeps the shadows on their economic problems, while only 48 hours ago there was talk of an area within the city of Milano identified by Inter for their own stadium, yet not it has been declared that it is outside of the city limits.

Milan’s move was perfect in terms of timing and manner, strengthened by the possibility of being able to do it alone, surprising Inter. In short, nobody should be surprised by how the events have turned.

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