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What does the future hold for AC Milan?

How will the new owners revitalize Milan?

FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

It seems as if Milan’s comeback against Inter Milan might be symbolic of Milan’s upcoming comeback in the Serie A and international football.

After many unsuccessful negotiations, Milan was finally sold to Chinese investors for around 740 million euros. It seems as if Berlusconi sold the club to the right people as Marco Fassone, an experienced football executive who is responsible for overseeing Milan’s return to their former selves, has already discussed the idea of Milan having their own stadium:

"We want to give AC Milan a stadium in the short term... we know that in Italy it cannot happen straight away... Whether it's San Siro or a newly built stadium, as long as the club can have its own stadium."

The two possibilities Fassone hints at are having the San Siro as their own or building a new stadium. Both options would result in a greater stream of income for the Rossoneri. Fassone also mentioned the possibility of a China-based company for marketing, licensing, and commercial operations.

Another source also said that Milan could go public and be listed on a stock exchange like other football giants such as Manchester United. Not to mention, Milan’s owners being from China enables Milan to tap into a huge market of soccer fans which should translate to larger and larger transfer budgets.

In other words—and this is not something Milan fans are used to hearing— the future looks bright for Milan.