Galliani: “We sold to a buyer who is engaging in an important mercato, as a fan I am happy Donnarumma stayed”

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Adriano Galliani before Milan-Empoli at Stadio San Siro on April 23, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Adriano Galliani before Milan-Empoli at Stadio San Siro on April 23, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Adriano Galliani is satisfied with what he sees at Milan this summer and is happy to see Gianluigi Donnarumma still here.

Today is the 73rd birthday of former CEO Adriano Galliani (it’s also the 33th birthday of Barbara Berlusconi) and it’s his first birthday in 30 years that he is celebrating without being part of Milan.

Galliani was recently appointed the new President of Mediaset Premium, which is owned by Silvio Berlusconi’s group, and today he spoke to Radio Sportiva, discussing Milan who have been the stars of the summer, having signed 10 players for over €200m.

“Milan? I am relaxed, as we sold the club to a buyer who is engaging in an important summer of transfer activity. I’m satisfied and on Thursday I will be at San Siro for the second leg of the Europa League tie with Craiova,” Galliani, who was at Milan from 1986 to 2017, said.

“President Berlusconi always asks about the situation and Milan will remain forever in our hearts. Gianluigi Donnarumma [who signed a four-year extension this summer]? I don’t comment on transfer operations, but as a Milan fan, I am happy that he stayed and he was also decisive in Romania.

“I was at Milan for many years, then Fininvest sold the club and I left along with them. I’ll never leave this group.” Galliani will be at San Siro on Thursday, along with over 50k fans who’ve bought tickets.

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jed

I STILL HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS GREAT CEO.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Klum

He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother in the good and bad. His loyalty to the Berlusconi’s is praiseworthy. With other many high profiles supporting the rossoneri, it makes Milan more than just a club.

L96ai

Maybe Elliot’s backings are these guys?

azalkmar

Thumb up if u are agree with me that galliani is a milan legend. Miss yah uncle

paul

you will ever remember in history of milan (GALLIANI).

makAveli

I miss his constant presence during Milan matches and his celebrations. But my God… Those last few years of Genoa and Chievo transfers though. To think Kevin Constant and Mesbah have Milan on their CV is disturbing

Ali

It’s good to see that you’re not here anymore Mr. Transfer Guru.

Pray_For_Milan

He was invincible back in the late 80s and early 90s, but then his time has passed and the torch was taken before he could pass it on, even though he never looked like he was gonna pass it.

He is part of Milan history as his friend and colleague Silvio

Vincent

He saw the Best and Worst of Milan, but its time to sit back and learn Uncle.

Baresis Dream

A true Milan legend who should be forever be in every Milanesta heart; regardless of a few bad transfers here and there in our recent austerity years.

Rikimaru Tenchu

Either way we must agree that they, Silvio and Galliani, gave us the greatest gist in a very long time.

Happy Birthday Uncle Fester.

lukman

hppy bthday mr galliani

Milanmario1

I miss him and I think he is a legend for our club. I know he wasn’t popular in the last few years but again if he didn’t have a budget he did the best he could. Would have loved to see him with a budget of 200m!!

bidonesia

HBD baldie uncle, a diehard Milanista,
HBD too Ms. BarbB, we’ll miss your busty bubs…

alaric

i wonder what if galiani have big budget like this season…will he do great transfer like fasobelli did?

The Psamlist

Galliani and Berlusconi were the drivers of our downfall. Nothing was ever the same since Leonardo and Ariedo Braida moved on. Galliani was always a master negotiator and respected by every club. But the former two were the backbone of our recruitment makeup. Maybe it was the B&G arrogance thinking that they could run every area of the club. Guess awe will never know. But that is just a mere 5 years out of a 30 which were bad. I will always be eternally grateful for everything that B&G have done for Milan. Through the good times and the bad,… Read more »

ColmC

He had a decent budget 2 seasons ago and he bought Bertolacci and bacca

Baresis Dream

Everyone keeps forgetting that at the time Berto was brought to Milan he was on the national team. So at least Conte also considered him to be a top player. 25 mil for a young Italian player who already made the national team is not a bad deal. Of course with the power of hindsight it looks like something completely different.

Phildadon1899

I respect everything he did for us. But towards the end he was lining his own pockets with purchases from Genoa. How else do you explain the Genoa President stepping down 4 months after Galliani is no longer with MIlan?

opezz

Respect