Yesteryear powerhouse of football, AC Milan has been rampant in this transfer window. The Série A giants have acquired a staggering 10 players and continue to link with an array of players. Clearly, the San Siro outfit has issued an intent that they will not be taken for granted and will be out there this season to reclaim their lost glory in both domestic as well as continental championships.
AC Milan has spent more than €200 million so far and has handpicked a significant number of first team players from football leagues across the world. The Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux consortium which took over the club has opened the financial war chest and the club has gone to spend an unprecedented amount of money in the history of Italian football.
The telling move of Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus is a true master stroke struck by Rossoneri. The defender is a clear winner, having won Scudetto 6 times in a row with Old Lady of Turin, and a proven world class tactician who certainly improves AC Milan’s defence in multifolds.
The incredible talent that Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez and Hakan Calhanoglu brings in and that too for just €80 million can prove to be a real bargain, and if they live up to their potential it can prove to be the steal of the century.
AC Milan has been declining since the turn of this decade and restricted to mid-table finishes in Série A, courtesy Juventus’ incredible supremacy in the league. But probably, the routine scenario at the top of the table by the end of the season might change next year.
The list of the players secured this season is:
1. Mateo Musacchio €18m Villarreal
2. Franck Kessie €28m Atalanta
3. Andre Silva €38m Porto
4. Fabio Borini €6m Sunderland
5. Hakan Calhanoglu €24m Bayer Leverkusen
6. Andrea Conti €24m Atalanta
7. Ricardo Rodriguez €18m Wolfsburg
8. Lucas Biglia €17m Lazio
9. Antonio Donnarumma €0.3m Asteras Tripolis
10. Leonardo Bonucci €42m Juventus