#TheFuture x AC Milan
It’s a surprisingly good time to be a Milan fan. I mean, support endures the good and the bad, but this year was supposed to be a rough, rebuilding year for AC Milan. They started out Serie A poorly after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, faced financial uncertainty with Silvio Berlusconi’s problems, and shipped Pato back to Brazil because he was as brittle as a duck.
The transition has instead formed something beautiful. Milan’s academy has risen, and indeed the club hopes to emphasize their value of players grown under the Rossoneri foundations. The current Milan side has become the youngest since the 2002-03 season. The front-three of El Shaarawy, Balotelli and Niang have a combined age of 60 with the Frenchmen only recently turning 18. With Filippo Inzaghi helping the next generation develop, AC Milan’s series called “The Future” takes us behind-the-scenes to see where we’ll find the next Maldini and Super Pippo ready to emerge. [Posted by Eric]