Winner of the Scudetto in 2022, semi-finalist of the last Champions League, Milan is gradually regaining its (beautiful) colors. This summer, the Rossonero club and its American management decided to strike hard and new youthful faces landed in Milanello. Sign of the high ambitions of the Milanese club?
Who said that love relationships always start on a good footing? The one between Milan and Red Bird is a perfect counter-example. On June 6, in general amazement, the American owners of the Lombard club (in office since August 2022) decided – in general amazement – to dismiss Paolo Maldini. A painful separation, without homage and diplomacy, American style, which many (still) find it difficult to accept, starting with the rossoneri players. “A simple thank you is not enough”, will drop Rafael Leão on his social networks. But while the fans are recovering painfully from the departure of their Capitano, Red Bird decides once again to strike hard, by separating from Sandro Tonali – soul of the team and tifoso of the club since his childhood – sold 70 million euros in Newcastle. On social networks, it is the question. #RedBirdOut is trending on Italian Twitter, with Milan fans wondering where the club is headed.
“Our priority is to consolidate the progress the club has made in recent seasons. Our objective does not change, to be competitive and at the top of European football. It’s a new era that is opening, “reassured Giorgio Furlani, the club’s new administrator, after the departure of Maldini. Behind the scenes, Milan is preparing its revolution. First decision: the appointment of Geoffrey Moncada as head of sports management, a trusted man of Red Bird, who then held the position of director of recruitment. “My choices and my investments have only one objective, to win”, even teased Gerry Cardinale to a Milanese supporter during his vacation in Carpi. Actions go hand in hand with words. On the summer market, the Rossoneri pull out all the stops with no less than eight recruits: Chukwueze (20 million), Reijnders (19 million), Loftus-Cheek (16 million), Okafor (14 million), Romero (free) and Sportiello (free).
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