AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has claimed that he is growing tired of the rumours linking the club with every top player in the world, just weeks after Chinese owners completed the takeover of the club from the hands of Silvio Berlusconi.
The Chinese owners have promised significant investment into the club and it is primarily going to come into the playing squad. This has resulted in the club being linked with every top player like Karim Benzema, Cesc Fabregas, and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang.
Even with the arrival of all these players, there is continuing doubts about the presence of Gianluigi Donnarumma. It has been speculated that Manchester United may come in with an offer for the 18-year-old goalkeeper, who is widely regarded as the next big thing in the world. He is seen as the successor for Gianluigi Buffon in the Italian national team, despite his age. Montella, though, is only concentrating on the end to the campaign.
He says that it is imperative that Milan finish in the Europa League places at the very least in order to be able to attract the top players in the summer. Milan fell six places behind in the Europa League qualification spots after a 2-2 draw with Juventus. Still, Montella would see this as a positive result considering that it was against the table leaders.
“I know that you [the media] are just doing your jobs but there is too much talk about transfers and not just with regards to Gianluigi Donnarumma. The club told us to focus on the end of the season, because it’s essential that we get into Europe.Too often, agents and reporters try to create stories. I don’t prefer Alvaro Morata to Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, nor Karim Benzema to Edinson Cavani, or whatever other name,” said Montella ahead of the weekend’s game against Crotone.