AC Milan director Barbara Berlusconi admits their big-spending days are over in the transfer market.
Berlusconi admits they now are focusing on cutting costs.
â€śThe idea to cut costs is the only road to take,â€ť she stated. â€śFootball doesnâ€™t like change, but there are times when decisions need to be made.
â€śThatâ€™s not to say that we canâ€™t buy champions, but our ideas are different. We want our youngsters to grow and we want to construct a side around them.â€ť
Milan have already put that into practice after selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain, thus allowing Stephan El Shaarawy to flourish.
â€śLetâ€™s say that we seized a good opportunity with this offer from PSG which was too good to refuse,â€ť she added.
â€śTo lose a player of great quality is always disagreeable, but that's the way things are. One champion goes and we make anotherâ€¦
â€śWhen I talk about a home-made champion, it doesn't only mean he comes from our youth academy. El Shaarawy doesn't.
â€śBut we bought him when he was quite young and we've helped him mature. We have the experience to allow his talent to blossom.â€ť