In Milan, the RedBird era has begun, an American fund that took control of the entity investing 1,200 million eurosleaving Elliott a minority share. Gerry Cardinalthe new owner of the club, introduced himself with an optimistic speech: “I hate losing, I feel like I’m a winner, like you. You have to build the future with determination and the desire to succeed”.
However, anyone who imagines a stage of crazy spending in the Rossoneri team is wrong. The idea of the new board, which will confirm Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara in the sports managementis to follow the path that has led to this year’s scudetto.
There will be no revolutions, nor signings of 100 million. Talented youngsters will be sought, such as Theo, Leao and Tonali, and there will be exceptions such as Giroud or Ibrahimovicbut without going overboard and above all without increasing spending on wages (currently fourth in Calcio behind Juve, Inter and Napoli).
In red bird they believe, in a lot, in the moneyball business model, which uses data and statistics to limit expenses and maximize the result. The profiles on which the directive works fit into this plan. The arrival as a free agent of Divock Origi is practically closed, and there are contacts for the defender Sven Botman (22 years old, Lille), midfielder Charles De Ketelaere (21 years old, Bruges), Renato Sanches del Lille and Gianluca Scamacca of the Sassuolo. While, Maldini he also thinks about shielding his key men. Renewing Leao will be a priorityalthough there is still a distance between the proposal (4.5 million net) and the request (between 6 and 7).
The objective will be to continue growing, but without ceasing to be a sustainable project. The scudetto that the Rossoneri will wear on their shirts shows that it is also possible to win this way.