Maldini Not Negotiating Just Contract with Milan Owner

Paolo Maldini has yet to extend his contract with Milan, which has severely hindered the club on the transfer market. The signature is said to be imminent, as his deal expires in four days, and it could arrive perhaps as soon as Monday.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the terms of the pact are not an issue. It will run for either three years or two with an option. On the other hand, the legend is debating a few technical matters with new owner Gerry Cardinale, such as the budget, the payroll, and the transfer market strategies.

Right before the takeover, Maldini wished Milan tried to raise the bar.

“We can compete with the best teams in Europe with a top-level strategic vision. We can aim to do much better in Champions League by signing two or three important players and confirming our squad.”

According to Corriere dello Sport, the former defender would like to have a Giuseppe Marotta-like role. That would have been the case had the club been sold to Investcorp. Instead, he will continue reporting to CEO Ivan Gazidis, at least for a few months. The contract of his colleague, who has strong ties with Elliott, will end in November.

Our Take on Milan and Maldini

The extension will come barring a stunning turn of events. Some complications following a takeover are understandable, but re-upping directors that have more than proven their worth should have been the top priority. Instead, the situation has dragged on for too long, causing troubles.