MILAN’S RECENT acquirement of the services of young French starlet M’Baye Niang – made official moments ago – and the imminent arrival of former Barcelona prodigy Bojan Krkić, suggests Milan seem to be increasingly focused on littering the squad with young, vibrant talent, a stark contrast to previous seasons. Though a positive indication in some regards, ounce you delve deeper you ponder whether the club’s hierarchy are utilizing their spare change in the best possible manner.
With Milan’s membership figures currently at an all time low, the lowest under the Berlusconi presidency, it further highlights the troublesome predicament the club finds itself in and has somewhat become the catalyst for the Rossoneri’s freshly adopted parsimonious nature. As a result, success is as crucial now as it ever has been.
After the disappointing loss to newly promoted Sampdoria, arguably the worst performance under Allegri’s tenure, Galliani has reacted in blitzkrieg fashion. Though surprisingly, not strengthening in the positions which Milan seem most vulnerable.
It’s been quite evident for a while the management have a quaint affiliation with signing forwards. This is nothing new as in recent seasons we’ve witnessed signings along the lines of Ronaldinho, Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Cassano, Ronaldo, to appease fans as opposed to reinforcing areas in which the club’s significantly struggling in; it’s as though the management is completely myopic, believing one department of the side, attack, can solve all of its problems and neglecting the others, midfield and defence.
And this is not the only problem. Transfer dealings happening behind the back of Allegri (in reference to Zapata’s transfer), sheds extra light on the lack of synergy between CEO, General Manager and the Coach.
How can a club possibly move forward in this direction?
How can we as fans demand success on the field of play when there is a lack of direction and leadership at board level?
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