Carlo Pellegatti believes that Milan have started to win consistently because they have the right mix in terms of age.
It is now known that Elliott Management – with the help of Maldini, sporting director Ricky Massara and CEO Ivan Gazidis – wants to impose a youth-led project focused on players with high potential and low salaries.
A series of investments took place during the summer window of 2019 which saw the likes of Rafael Leao, Theo Hernandez and Ismael Bennacer arrive, but in the following winter Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Simon Kjaer joined the club, triggering a dramatic change in fortunes.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Pellegatti spoke about AC Milan’s recruitment policy, and insisted that the right balance is the one between young people and experience that the club has now found.
“Milan started winning when they brought in experienced players. The youth records are suggestive but experience has helped to change this Milan. I am for the mix of youth and experience. The great Milan teams have never been too young, ”he said (via MilanNews).
Maldini gave a lengthy interview to So Foot during which he discussed a number of topics including his past with the club, the present and plans for the future, including the recruiting strategy.