Cutting dead weight and thinning the wage bill. The new AC Milan management have been strict on salaries by putting caps on the wages of incoming signings and have significantly reduced the wage bill by 25 million in a single window by offloading dead weight players such as Montolivo, Mauri and Bertolacci alongside some veterans such as Abate and Zapata. This has been a significant improvement to past years as Milan register their lowest wage bill since their initial sale and arguably their best squad. Furthermore, the management has shown no fear when the need to sell has arisen as with Cutrone and Locatelli finally making capital gains on youth players.
Milan salaries over last 9 years [GdS]:— Meytar Zeevi (@RossoneriBlog) September 10, 2019
2011/12 - €160m (most in Serie A);
2012/13 - €120m (most);
2013/14 - €105m (2nd most);
2014/15 - €94m (3rd);
2015/16 - €101m (3rd);
2016/17 - €80m (4th);
2017/18 - €117m (2nd);
2018/19 - €140m (2nd);
2019/20 - €115m (4th most). pic.twitter.com/bxlCWON3U1
Quality additions with huge upsides. Milan made sensible signings this summer for the first time in years. Each player was low-cost, minimal risk and high reward. Krunic and Bennacer from Empoli, Leao from Lille, Rebic on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, Duarte from Flamengo and Hernandez from Real Madrid. Paqueta and Piatek arrived in the previous winter window. Each player has a huge upside in potential and value while all being under 25 or under. These decisions have been a big success of the management as they have improved the quality of the side but not compromised the financial situations of the club as Mirabelli did.
Milan has revolutionized the squad this transfer window while respecting FFP regulations. €59 million has been spent and players have arrived who can be the basis of the future. The revolution is expected to continue in the upcoming January and Summer windows. [@DiMarzio ] pic.twitter.com/NyQuCmOBnj— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) September 2, 2019
Clear corporate strategy and relevant investments. Milan under Paolo Scaroni and the Elliot Fund has a clear objective to become profitable and to achieve results. Mega projects such as the proposal for a new stadium are finally accelerating after misfires under Berlusconi and these investments will go a long way to make Milan sustainable and competitive. The corporate strategy of generating funds through the sale of players, through commercial projects and corporate investments is already yielding results as Milan reduced their year-on year losses by about 36 million per Sempre Milan. A fiscally stable Milan does not seem like a dream anymore due to the work of the current management.
Scaroni builds the future, Gazidis handles the present. Maldini knows the club, Boban knows the game. Together, they can turn the ship around and get Milan back to winning ways with a little faith and trust from us, the fans.
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