AC Milan is one of the most storied and successful clubs in European football. Over the years, they’ve won 49 trophies and been involved in some of the greatest games in football history. However, last summer, we saw their best players pried away from them by free-wheeling, big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. Without Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahmovic, the Rossoneri have gone from Serie A runner-ups to a team that’s battling to stay in the race for the Italian top flight’s Champions League spots.
It’s time for AC Milan to re-invent itself. The arrival of Mario Balotelli has sparked some much needed life into the red half of the San Siro, but they are far from regaining their former glory and the changes need to start on the touchline.Massimiliano Allegri’s time as gaffer has runs its course and a replacement is needed. Rumors in the media are linking former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf, who currently plays in Brazil with Botafogo, with the job.
Secondly, they need to circle the wagons around their players and keep clubs from coming in during the summer to pry them away. Players like Stephan El-Shaarawy, the team’s leading scorer with 16 goals this season, will be highly sought after and clubs like PSG will be right back at the front of the line looking to get the young Italian star to the Parc des Princes or City will be in to bring him to the Etihad.
Silvio Berlusconi needs to work double time to expand on the core of players already at the disposable of whoever is managing the club next season. In a league ruled by an aging Juventus side, this is the time for Milan to re-stake their claim. Rival Internazionale is having a bit of a downturn and not many clubs in Italy can compete with the financial firepower of the Rossoneri.
Getting back to the matter of transfers, Milan needs to bring in the type of players who are ready to win immediately. Time is not on their side as Juventus, Inter, and the other clubs of Serie A begin to build and re-build their squads. It might cost them a pretty penny, but I’m sure they still have some lying around from the two sales to PSG.
You have to strike while the iron is hot and it’s starting to heat up. Milan better get their hammer ready.