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.
“The idea to cut costs is the only road to take,” she stated. “Football doesn’t like change, but there are times when decisions need to be made.
“That’s not to say that we can’t buy champions, but our ideas are different. We want our youngsters to grow and we want to construct a side around them.”
Milan have already put that into practice after selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain, thus allowing Stephan El Shaarawy to flourish.
“Let’s say that we seized a good opportunity with this offer from PSG which was too good to refuse,” she added.
“To lose a player of great quality is always disagreeable, but that's the way things are. One champion goes and we make another…
“When I talk about a home-made champion, it doesn't only mean he comes from our youth academy. El Shaarawy doesn't.
“But we bought him when he was quite young and we've helped him mature. We have the experience to allow his talent to blossom.”