OFFICIAL: Andrea Poli Swaps Milan With Bologna
Poli is the first playerto leave Milan this summer.
Bologna have announced the signing of Andrea Poli from Milan on a 4-year deal.
The 27-year-old had fallen out of favor at San Siro and started only 13 Serie A matches last season under coach Vincenzo Montella. With Milan investing heavily in players including midfielder Franck Kessie, Poli was allowed to link up with fellow Serie A side Bologna.
“I am very happy, because the club and President wanted me and I have to thank them. I really wanted Bologna too. It was an objective to come here, as it’s an ambitious club with great potential and I can’t wait to start this new adventure.
“The fans are great, there is a lot of potential in the squad and many young players here. The supporters are passionate, as I realized every time I came to the Stadio Dall’Ara to play against Bologna, where it’s always tough.
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“The city needs enthusiasm, as Bologna deserve a season at a strong level. I have already played with Daniele Gastaldello at Sampdoria, Mattia Destro at Milan, Antonio Mirante when I was young at Samp, Angelo Da Costa and a few others.
“I watched Bologna this season, as I always had a strong feeling with the side. I’m happy to be here and can’t wait to get started”, he told the Rossoblu’s official YouTube channel.
The former Sampdoria and Inter man, who has won five Italy caps, featured in a total of 109 matches for the Rossoneri, scoring 3 goals with 9 assists.