The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Italian giants AC Milan, Marco Fassone has revealed that the club’s priority before the end of the transfer window is to sign a top striker.
Fassone made this known during an event organised by club president Yonghong Li in China. He took the stage to talk elaborately about AC Milan under the new owners.
The Milan squad is presently in China for friendly matches against German sides Borussia Dortmund on July 18 and Bayern Munich on July 22, but they found time out from training to attend the aforementioned event earlier today.
AC Milan has undoubtedly been the talk of the current transfer window after the club splashed out the sum of over €200m on transfers.
Speaking on transfers including the sensational signing of Bonucci and striking targets, Fassone said: “The signing of Bonucci? I was very skeptical. It was a crazy idea that I didn’t even want to try, but then Montella told us to continue pushing. We went forward and we closed the deal rapidly and quickly. It’s a very important sign to see that now players in Champions League clubs want to join us.
“Bonucci’s arrival is a signal for the future. Leo is a warrior and a leader who will give us a great deal, both on and off the field. If it was easier to deal with Claudio Lotito [for Biglia] or with Beppe Marotta [for Bonucci]? With Lotito it’s always more complicated to negotiate. You must always take it in good spirits because he’s one that takes the last drop of sweat from you to close a deal.
“The budget for the market? Fortunately, we are in China now and can therefore discuss with the owners what our resources are, because they are not unlimited. We must also work things out with the Coach, because the next two friendlies can give some indications to him and Mirabelli.
“A striker? When we return to Italy, we will get on the right path. We’re keeping all our options open and will certainly do something beautiful. Many names have been mentioned of very strong strikers. It’d be nice to have one from Belotti, Morata and Aubameyang. We’ll see who the choice lands on, although there are also other names who haven’t emerged in the media yet.
“Evidently, we are still thinking of doing something in that position.” The transfer market is still long and Milan now have a few more days in China to focus on football before the madness returns.” he concluded.