Milan Chief Comments on Ibrahimovic and New Stadium

Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani addressed the likely return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who should soon be appointed as Gerry Cardinale’s advisor, helping out the Rossoneri hierarchy. The exec spoke to RDS Radio Serie A (via Calcio e Finanza).

“He was a great player and also a great person. He’s a showman, a leader, and an all-around character, not only in football. We’ve had some conversations with him. I can’t provide a timeframe or a role, but it would only be pleasing, considering my position and fandom, to resume working with him.”

Furlani updated on the stadium project.

“We’re forging ahead with the San Donato one. Our goal is to be ready for 2028. That being said, when I joined Milan in 2018, we sent UEFA a presentation about the new San Siro, which was supposed to open in 2023. A new arena owned by the club would become a destination for families and not only on game day. It’d change the characteristics of our outfit drastically. It’s very frustrating to see that Poland and Turkey are building new infrastructures, and we aren’t.”

Furlani looked ahead at the new Champions League format.

“It will allow us to play more high-caliber matches in Europe, which will be good for the fans too. There’ll be a positive economic impact. The value of the competition will grow, and the same goes for its participants. I hope Serie A will have a fifth side, confirming the current positive trend.”

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