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Marco Fassone: “We Signed Too Many Players This Summer”

AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has admitted that the club signed too many players following their €200 million spending spree in the summer transfer window.

The Rossoneri brought in 11 new players which saw the arrivals of players like Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu.

Milan’s new purchases have struggled to get the club back on track following a poor start to the season which leaves the Italian giants in seventh, 16 points adrift of rivals Inter Milan in top spot.

Vincenzo Montella, the club’s manager at the time who bought in the 11 players, has since lost his job and has been replaced with Gennaro Gattuso.

However, Fassone insists he’d still buy them all again despite the errors that they’ve made.

‘The signings? I’d do them all again, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t make a couple of mistakes,’ he told Radio Uno.

‘There are some things we wouldn’t do today, but by that I don’t mean the players.

‘There are some who are performing lower than their own quality, but it seems impossible that Bonucci and [Lucas] Biglia won’t return to the levels of the past.

‘Did we sign too many players? It’s possible. We did a lot of assessment, and in the end the answer [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and Montella gave me was to make a major change with six or seven players to be kept.

‘There was an awareness that it would be difficult to create a real team in the first few months, we thought we’d get a lower return in the first part of the season and then rise back up.

‘We’ve lost five or six points now that are difficult to recover in terms of fourth place.’