Last week the UEFA decided to ban Italian giants AC Milan from the Europa League for two seasons. Since then, the club have announced that they would be appealing against the ban. Chief executive Marco Fassone has vowed to keep fighting as he labelled Milan’s ban as ‘unfair’.
Milan received their ban after the UEFA cited the club had breached Financial Fair Play and licensing regulations in recent seasons. “We consider the UEFA ruling unfair,” Fassone told reporters. “I hope the CAS will see things differently and we will fight until the very end to overturn the sentence.”
Because of the ban, Milan will not be allowed to compete in either the Europa League or the Champions League next season, but could be entering these competitions for the 2019/2020 season. The Italian club was taken over by a consortium headed by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong in April 2017.
Since the takeover, Milan has been spending on the transfer market, spending over 300 million on new players, including Leonardo Bonucci and Hakan Calhanoglu. Despite their new signings, Milan failed to impress last season, only securing a spot in the Europa League on the final game day of the season.