Bee Taechaubol's potential investment into Milan cannot come soon enough, after Deloitte UK's annual Football Money League table was revealed Wednesday.
While Mr. Bee was meeting with Finnivest leaders in Arcore, Deloitte released its updated table of the most profitable clubs in world football. Milan fell from 12th to 14th in the 2016 edition.
Milan's revenue dipped just under 200 million euros last year, as the club brought in 199.1 million euros across the three main revenue steams: broadcasting, commercial and matchday. In 2015, the Rossoneri made 79.7 million, 97.1 million and 22.3 million euros, respectively, from those three streams. These are all down from 2014 (24.9 million, 122.7 million and 102.1 million).
This is the third straight year Milan dropped two places in the table, and the second straight year Milan's revenue dropped. From 2011 to 2013, Milan's revenue increased from 235 million euros to 264 million, but the club still dropped from seventh to 10th.
Milan ranks second among Serie A clubs. Juventus, aided by another Scudetto and a trip to the Champions League Final, led Italian clubs in 2015 with 323.9 million euros in total revenue in 2015, up nearly 45 million from 2014. Roma (180.4 million euros, 16th) and Inter (164.8 million euros, 19th) also made the 20-team table.
Real Madrid (577 million) remains the top club in the table. Barcelona, (560.8 million), Manchester United (519.5 million), Paris Saint-Germain (480.8 million) and Bayern Munich (474 million) all remained in the top five.