The AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that the club will be making a lot of high-profile signings over the next two years, but they will be signing future Champions rather than established stars. AC Milan have lost a number of crucial players over the summer, with many players like Nesta and Gattuso retiring from football after a stellar careers. The club has also sold the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva for big-money. This has infuriated the fans, who have since boycotted the club in huge numbers. However, Berlusconi has promised a great future for the club once again.
He has said that the club will be making crucial signings in a number of areas across the pitch, but they will be players in the age of 22 and 23 rather than the established names. The club has had a lot of discussions with the Dutch legend Marco van Basten regarding this transfer policy. Berlusconi has said that Van Basten is in complete agreement with this transfer policy of the club. Berlusconi has also praised the striker Stephan El Shaarawy by saying that he is such a unique striker and one of the discovery’s of the season. However, he ruled out the possibility of Milan bringing the Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to the club.
“We are looking for players who can become true champions in the future, players in the age category of 22 to 23. We will mainly sign young players to rebuild the team. [Marco] van Basten has recommended us a young Dutch player and he agrees with our decision to count on youngsters. We have an excellent relationship with Allegri and will continue with him. Of course, every team would like to have a coach like Guardiola,” said Berlusconi in an interview given to La Gazzetta dello Sport.