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Bild Journalist Discusses Ralf Rangnick's Move To AC Milan and His Top Targets

The budget is revealed, the top targets are outlined and Rangnick is confirmed.

RB Leipzig v Sport-Club Freiburg - Bundesliga Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images interviewed Bild journalist Valentina Maceri about Ralf Rangnick and his prospective move to AC Milan this summer.

On the links and his targets, she said:

“Rangnick will definitely go to Milan and will also try to bring some players from Leipzig with him. There is talk of Upamecano and Schick, Leipzig would like to redeem him but Roma wants too much money, therefore Rangnick would like to take him.”

“The Rossoneri will give him about €75million budget for the market, in addition to the players mentioned above there is also talk of Werder’s Rashica, who risks falling into the second division. He will leave Werder Bremen 100% and Rangnick knows him very well and he has good relations with his agent.”

On his character, she said:

“Rangnick is a very serious person, appreciated by the whole world of football in Germany. He is very good and respected by everyone, he is a strict and hard coach but he talks a lot with his players. He takes the time to talk to any footballer and for this it is appreciated by all.”

On the unprecedented role of manager and sporting director, she said:

“Even in Germany it’s not a very common thing, I think it will be like the English model, as a manager. Rangnick will take a similar position and will not come to Milan to be only the coach, he has already had too many experiences and is too advanced to do only the technician. They will use the English model or what they did in Leipzig before Nagelsmann arrived.

“He leaves a very important role, and he will not want to take a step back. At Leipzig he was both the coach and the technical director, so I don’t think he would go to Milan only to be the coach. It will be a very innovative role that in Italy it has not yet been seen.”