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Players and agents act as if COVID never happened – Gazidis

Tue 26 October 2021 | 16:58

Milan CEO warns players not to overplay their hands when negotiating for a new deal.

Many clubs have been hit with an economic blow since the outbreak of coronavirus.

Milan

CEO

Ivan Gazidis

says the players should either understand the financial situation of the club caused by COVID-19 pandemic, or prepare themselves to leave the club as free agents.

“We are laying the foundations for our ambitious project of Milan in the future, with a clear and coherent strategy,”

Gazidis said.

"We intend to create an innovative and sustainable model, both on and off the pitch. We are a club working to bring Milan back where it belongs.”

He added:

“Decisions are never easy. In the past, players didn’t push to leave as free agents. Instead, today the clubs operate in a more responsible fashion on a financial level, whereas players and agents act as if COVID never happened.

“Some players have to leave as free agents for the figures they are requesting. We will continue to make decisions in the best interests of the club, remaining competitive at the top in Serie A and Europe, but we cannot ignore economic sustainability.

“I think we might’ve made mistakes, but all decisions were made for the good of the club.”


source: SportMob

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