Brescia’s President Massimo Cellino spoke to Top Calcio 24 via Sempre Milan to discuss the move of midfielder Sandro Tonali to AC Milan and revealed some elements that are sure to make the youngster a fan favourite.
“Maldini conducted an operation at the right time with the right emotion, with a real value. The player will have a great growth in a club that has great professionalism and an excellent coach,” he said.
“I appreciate Milan because they have given value to the player’s worth, he made an important choice, it is a good investment.”
“Milan are not buying him to resell, they buy to rebuild. They are doing something that many clubs say but no one does, investing in important young players. This is Maldini’s policy, it is a courageous but ten-year policy, not for the season ticket campaign.”
“These are the correct figures, in January I had an offer of 65 million from Barcelona, no later than ten days ago we received an offer of ten million more from Manchester United, but the player was determined to go to Milan.”
This just goes to show that the ‘he is a Milan fan’ argument sometimes works if the player truly does love the club.