How many things have happened since the victory over Sassuolo on 22 May: Maldini’s outburst, Red Bird’s signing, Ibra’s operation …
A month as Italian champions. The Rossoneri fan this morning will have taken his smartphone and will have seen old images from thirty days ago. Some were in Reggio Emilia, others at the Duomo, still others at Casa Milan or around Milan to celebrate, perhaps under the open bus. The beauty is that in a month a lot of things have really happened, and the AC Milan fans, in addition to looking at the videos of the party or Leao’s three assists with Sassuolo, always keep an eye on company events.
Festa and Ibra
Let’s start with the party. Clear memories, color polaroids: after the trio in Reggio Emilia, about fifty thousand Rossoneri gathered in Piazza Duomo with flags and scarves, while another twenty thousand, during the night, celebrated the team at Casa Milan. The next day, finally, the open bus traveled several kilometers along the streets of the city to “embrace” all the fans. Ibra’s phrase is famous, prompted by the public and encouraged people to send a message to Calhanoglu, who was away from Milan in the summer to go to Inter. Speaking of Zlatan: among what happened after the Scudetto there is also his intervention to repair his battered left knee. With all that follows in terms of contract renewal, or in any case of competitive future in Milan.
Not even the time to celebrate that Milan has changed ownership. Gerry Cardinale, founder of RedBird, took over Milan for about 1.2 billion euros in Piazza Duomo on the day of the celebrations. The closing will arrive by September. Paul Singer’s US fund Elliott will leave the club after four years, but will remain as a partner. RedBird, already owner of 85% of Toulouse (Ligue 1) and 10% of the company that controls the majority of Liverpool’s shares, also has interests in the Boston Red Socks in baseball, in the Pittsburgh Penguins in ice hockey and in Dream Sport, Indian sports platform specializing in cricket.
Market and executives
The Rossoneri fans have been asking themselves this for a while: “How much can the club spend for the transfer market?”. About 50 million. An indicative figure that does not include sales, of course, because in the event of an excellent farewell the figure would rise. The properties of Pioli are known: a central, a midfielder, a number 10, a winger. The farewells of Kessie and Romagnoli open chasms. The hottest names are Charles De Ketelaere, Renato Sanches and Sven Botman, even if on these two there is the strong interest of PSG, ready to snatch the two talents on which Milan has an agreement for some time and has been working for several months. Situation in evolution, nothing decided. The last chapter concerns the managers who built AC Milan from the Scudetto, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara, who are due to expire on June 30th. The signature has not yet arrived, but it is clear that the parties will continue together, also and above all to give continuity to a winning project that has brought results. In short, several things have already happened in a month. The Milan fans look at the old photos of the Duomo and hope for an encore. The company is already at work.
June 22, 2022 (change June 22, 2022 | 15:23)
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