Milan Legend Baresi Backs ‘Modern’ San Siro Despite Emotional Ties

Franco Baresi spent two decades donning the Rossoneri jersey at San Siro – from 1977 to 1997 – etching himself as a Milan icon over the years. The World Cup winner believes it is time to move on from the legendary stadium if that is what it takes to become ‘modern’.

“San Siro has been my home for 20 years, but we need to look ahead. Own stadium or in any case more modern is important because it brings many advantages, gains and revenues. In the rest of Europe they are ahead,” he reflected. (via FCInterNews)

There have been mixed reports surrounding San Siro despite the project finding ground among the executives of both Milan and Inter. Despite being renovated five times over the course of its history, the iconic stadium, which was opened in 1926, has witnessed its fair share of structural problems.

However, the proposed San Siro replacement project has been met with its fair share of skepticism and opposition by fans of both team.

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