Milan’s Busy Summer Of 2023

Milan Summer 2023 arrivals

Last season’s end – and a season of regression – was swiftly followed by very unpopular moves. Maldini exited his director role and this was followed by Tonali’s sale to Newcastle. Gerry Cardinale’s promise of wanting to keep Milan at the highest levels seemed like facade. Things didn’t quite turn as badly as it looked.

Chairman Giorgio Furlani and scout Geoffrey Moncada got to work in a bigger than expected rebuild. By the time the dust settled and the transfer window closed 10 new arrivals had arrived for an approximate transfer fee of €114 million.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Christian Pulisic
Luka Romero
Marco Sportiello
Noah Okafor
Tijjani Reijnders
Samuel Chukwueze
Yunus Musah
Marco Pellegrino
Luka Jovic

Perhaps more impressively or crucially are the exits. These summer exits were deemed difficult or even impossible and though it took until the dying seconds of the transfer window – and mostly on loan – their departure can be considered a success. The only significant income from these departures are the reported €65 million Newcastle paid for Tonali.

Ibra (retired)
Charles De Ketelaere
Jr Messias
Alexis Saelemaekers
Ante Rebic
Divock Origi
Fode Ballo-Toure
Mattia Gabbia
Devis Vasquez
Ciprian Tatarusanu
Sergino Dest
Aster Vranckx
Brahim Diaz
Tiemoue Bakayoko

Champions League money, Tonali’s sale and increased sponsorship money has allowed Milan to move towards profits and initiated another big change or rebuild. With a stadium perhaps moving forward there is room for optimism.