AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso feels that despite not winning any trophies lately, it is still a highly respected club. AC Milan haven’t won anything since lifting the Coppa Italia in 2016. The Rossoneri ended 6th in the Serie A last season. AC Milan just signed Juventus duo Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara in a deal that saw Leonardo Bonucci returning to Juventus.
Gattuso thinks that the signing of Higuain and Caldara reflect positively on the club’s image and stature. Gattuso said, “These [transfers] are [for] important players. Mattia is a very important player, Gonzalo we all know. The important thing for me is to make them feel at home and going forward it’s going to be a pleasure. I’ve been talking to Higuain a lot and I believe the fact that he is coming here is a reason to be proud.”
Gennaro Gattuso added,”When I speak with players I find that because of the history Milan has, it’s difficult for the players to say no I don’t want to come here. They all want to come here, nobody says no. With players like Caldara and Higuain, and with the young players that we have and the quality of young players that we have, I believe that they will be able to help us make that jump in quality.”
AC Milan take on Barcelona today before playing their final pre-season match against Real Madrid. The Rossoneri begin their Serie A campaign against Genoa at home on 19th August.