MILAN HAVE sold less than 20k season-tickets so far, which is the lowest figure since Silvio took over.
The fans are not convinced to say the least. Milan have sold their two biggest stars – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva this summer – but haven’t done much to replace them, splashing just €4.9 mil so far.
The players, as well as the fans, are waiting for news in regards to the transfer market as they still hope for 2-3 more signing but every reported option seems to be unfavourable to the fans or out of Milan’s reach.
According to Tuttosport, the fan’s discontent is displayed very well in the season-tickets figures. To date, 19,355 have been sold, but 72 of the season-ticket holders asked for their money back and got refunded so at the moment, just 19,283 people are holding a season-ticket – an all-time low in Berlusconi’s era.
Last season, the year after the Scudetto, 31,156 season-tickets were sold, and in fact – just twice in Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan history, the number of the sold season-tickets was below 30,000. The first time was in Leonardo’s 2009-2010 season (27,865 season-tickets) after Kaka was sold to Real Madrid and in 2010-2011, Allegri’s Scudetto season (28,754). This year is likely to be a new negative record for Milan.
Milan have a chance to save themselves until the end of the mercato as a big signing would boost sales. These numbers are not suited for a club in the size of Milan although the financial crisis plays a part too.