The former CEO of AC Milan Adriano Galliani spoke about their main failures in the transfer market:
“Milan have had financial problems at the time of our arrival at the club, but the team already had a good Foundation. We immediately signed Gullit and van Basten, and in the following year Richarda.
We had a great defense and we added a team of Champions. Kaka has always remained in my heart. Shevchenko was great, but the same goes for Ronaldinho, Weah, Boban a, Savicevic… There are a lot of people I still like.
Tevez was supposed to come but never showed up. We made a deal with Roberto Baggio in the five years before his arrival in Milan. Also tried to sign Del Piero before he went to Juventus, and he’s one of the two players, which I very much regret that I signed.
“Padua” was offered him, but I wanted to get for his transfer of 5 billion lire. This is a very large amount for such a young guy, because we weren’t sure about him.
The same goes for Cristiano Ronaldo: he was 16 years old, and sporting have asked us about 16 or 17 billion lire. We’ve been courted by Totti, but he never wanted to leave Roma.
Earlier, Shevchenko said, when Milan first came into contact with him.