Former AC Milan sporting director Massimo Mirabelli has revealed the reason why club failed to sign SS Lazio stars Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile last summer.
“Milan on Immobile and Milinkovic last summer? Those who know Lazio and Lotito know that they are difficult negotiators, he is a tough one. Their requests were out of reach for Milan and for all Italian clubs.” he told RMC Sports (via Calciomercato).
Mirabelli has also spoken out on Gennaro Gattuso, Krzysztof Piatek and team’s future.
“I am convinced that this young Milan will make its way in the next few years. We have found some obstacles that are not easy to overcome but we have laid a good foundation for an important future.” he added.
“Gattuso? When I chose him, I was playing for the future. I could have chosen anyone, I had no budget problems, but I always thought that Gattuso was the only one able to bring back that Milan. I believed in him immediately. Rino is not just full of grit, he will do great things in the future. He has personality, knowledge of the subject and is a good coach.
“Piatek? Piatek is a great striker, he does not need many balls to score, I followed him whilst he was at Genoa.
Milan are currently 4th in Serie A. Rossoneri will face Lazio later today in Coppa Italia semifinals.