Sunday July 30 2017
Galliani glad Milan spending

Former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani is glad they “sold the club to a buyer who is engaging in an important summer of transfer activity.”

He had been at the helm since Silvio Berlusconi bought Milan on the verge of bankruptcy in 1986.

After many delayed attempts at a takeover, Yonghong Li completed the purchase and has spent over €211m on the market this summer.

“I am relaxed, as we sold the club to a buyer who is engaging in an important summer of transfer activity,” Galliani told Radio Sportiva on his 73rd birthday.

He has a new role as President of Mediaset Premium, the pay-per-view television company owned by Berlusconi.

“I was at Milan for many years, then Fininvest (Berlusconi’s holding company, ndr) sold the club and I left along with them. I will never leave this group.

“I miss football, of course, but I’d miss our television station more. I will be at San Siro for the second leg of the Europa League tie with Craiova.

“President Berlusconi always asks about the situation and Milan will remain forever in our hearts.”

Galliani was asked about Gianluigi Donnarumma, who had originally refused to sign a new contract and was eventually talked into a renewal.

“I don’t comment on transfer operations, but as a Milan fan, I am happy that he stayed.”

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