AC Milan’s number one January transfer objective

AC Milan spent around €85 million to sign six players this summer but none among the new arrivals has experience in Champions.

Despite still being under scrutiny from UEFA, AC Milan invested around €85 million to bring six players at San Siro. In addition, the club also paid 24 million to Atalanta for Kessie who joined in 2017 on loan with the obligation to buy after two seasons.

Theo Hernandez, Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte and Ante Rebic joined Marco Giampaolo’s side while Patrick Cutrone and Andre Silva were the only notable names to leave.

It’s the first mercato campaign to be conducted by Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban, two Rossoneri legends that need to confirm themselves in a managerial position. All the new arrivals are players under 25, just like Elliot instructed, but in January things will very likely be different.

In a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan chief football officer, Zvonimir Boban, outlined the transfer strategy for the winter window. “We have a lot of young players, maybe it would have been good to have a few more experts“.

According to the Italian newspaper, AC Milan’s number one objective in January will be to bring in experienced players that can lead a young squad towards Champions League qualification. AC Milan have the youngest starting eleven in Serie A this season but many of them have never tasted Champions League football. Experience is a vital component that AC Milan still lack.

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