Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan deal with AC Milan means serious business
AC Milan’s ownership transfer to Elliot Management after Chinese owner Yonghong Li’s failure to repay the loan to Hedge Fund Company was considered pure business deal, but Elliot Management is making sure that football will be the heart of the club in upcoming season.
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan deal with AC Milan means serious business. Bakayoko is not the only star who has joined Rossoneri this season, there are other big names as well.
Juventus’ star forward Gonzalo Higuain has arrived at AC Milan on a loan deal as well. Sunderland’s star Fabio Borini has also made a move to the club along with Hamburger’s Alen Halilovic, Napoli’s Pepe Reina, Juventus’ Mattia Caldara, and Sampdoria’s Ivan Strinic.
Carlos Bacca has returned from Villarreal as well after ending his loan spell. There are reports that along with him Villarreal’s left-winger Samuel Castillejo will also join the Rossoneri club.
Overall, it’s a very good summer acquisitions for AC Milan. They may not have big permanent signings, but they have done well with their limited capacity to sign the big players on loan. If these players weaved their magic, AC Milan will soon be back where they belong in Europe.
Elliot Management has been true to their words. They are committed to continue to think about club’s on-field success. Elliot’s CEO Paul Singer had said at the time of ownership transfer, “Financial support, stability, and proper oversight are necessary prerequisites for on-field success and a world-class fan experience. Elliot looks forward to challenge of realizing the club’s potential and returning the club to the pantheon of top European football clubs where it rightly belongs. Elliot also strongly believes in the value creation opportunity at AC Milan.”
It’s their first major step to make AC Milan great again. We hope Bakayoko, Higuain, Strinic, Halilovic, and Caldara help AC Milan to reach a new height.