Friday April 13 2018
Fassone: 2-3 Milan signings, Gigio…

Marco Fassone reveals Milan fans ‘can expect 2-3 new players in critical positions’ this summer and assures ‘we’re not obliged to sell anyone’.

A lot has been made of Milan’s ownership situation, with President Li Yonghong in the process of refinancing the club, amidst reports that the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma could be sold if the Chinese businessman fails to raise funds.

Nonetheless, their CEO told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Milan will consolidate their squad.

“80-90 percent of our players have performed at expectations or above them. However, we couldn’t have spent €240m if we hadn’t sold some players or made capital gains on not just players.

“[Sporting director] Mirabelli did a great job. There will now be progressive improvements: the fans can expect 2-3 new players in positions we consider to be critical.

“Sales of key players? With our numbers in hand, on a financial level, I don’t think we’re obliged to sell anyone.

“However, having made a point of the situation with the sporting director and Coach, I can say that there will be players coming in and going out.

“Donnarumma? Everyone has complete confidence in him. He’s one of the pillars and we see Gigio in our minds as our goalkeeper for the long term.”

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