During an episode of the PoretCast podcast, AC Milan’s head coach Paolo Maldini highlighted the club’s intention to acquire the services of the superstar Lionel Messi during the summer of 2021.
The information that AC Milan made an effort to obtain Messi’s autograph was shared by Maldini. Additionally, he expressed his desire to purchase this Argentine star with great enthusiasm. The members of the management team questioned Messi and engaged in discussions with him. However, after a period of around 10 days, they arrived at the realization that this was not feasible.
The statement that “It’s too late now” was made by Paolo Maldini. The presence of a player such as Messi, on the other hand, is something that everyone desires. It was a terrifying revelation to me when I found out that there were rumors that he would be attending Inter Milan. Although he admitted his excitement for Messi, he also stated his concern that he would be joining a team that is AC Milan’s direct competitor.
A player of Messi’s caliber and level of influence would be desirable for any side to acquire, according to Maldini, who also emphasized this point. AC Milan, on the other hand, was unable to achieve this objective due to the difficulties and roadblocks that were faced during the process of negotiation.
Despite his inability to acquire Messi, Paolo Maldini maintains a positive outlook and a sense of pride for the current AC Milan club. In his opinion, the group will continue to make strides toward improvement and will compete aggressively in big events. He feels that AC Milan is capable of shortening the gap between itself and elite teams and regaining its position in the hierarchy of football.