On a day that featured lots of stories about money and agents and owners, it was good to see some positive news about Milan from the team’s Twitter account.
⚽ @emirates Awards— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 8, 2018
Best Goal of the season: the winner is... / Il vincitore è...
Suso with this jaw-dropping strike vs Udinese / La sua magia dritta nel 7⃣
Stay tuned as today we announce the other winners! Non perdetevi l'annuncio degli altri 2⃣ vincitori! pic.twitter.com/Cuh4uU65SP
Milan’s Goal of the Year award was announced, and Suso’s strike against Udinese was certainly special. The Twitter account also announced winners of “Best Celebration” and “Best Individual Play.”
And yeah, the club didn’t put out any official statements about the shenanigans going on between Li and Elliott Management, but why would they bother? They need to get on with the football right now. As crazy as the whole ownership saga has been, Milan will still be starting preseason today and getting ready for a new season, no matter who owns the club.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
What happens at AC Milan, now that the current owner, Yonghong Li, missed a deadline to pay back €32 million to Elliott Management? [AC Milan Offside]
Fiorentina is rumoured to be interested in Caen’s teenage defender Thomas Chesnel. [Viola Nation]
Lazio are reportedly interested in Arsenal’s Costa Rica international Joel Campbell, who spent last year on loan at Real Betis. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
After an impressive World Cup for Mexico, Hector Herrera has been linked with a move from FC Porto to Real Madrid. [FMF State of Mind]
Fernando Hierro has stepped down as manager of Spain. [BBC.com]
Penn FC beat rivals Bethlehem Steel 3-2 in Harrisburg, PA. [Brotherly Game]
A good look at why MLS in the United States doesn’t participate in the “solidarity payments” to youth clubs like the rest of FIFA. [Socceresq.com]
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish might be on the move, but claims it will be to Liverpool have been dismissed. [7500 to Holte]