OFFICIAL: Musacchio Signs For Milan; Kessie Takes Medical
Milan have finally completed their first major signing of the summer, acquiring Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal. The Argentine defender signs a 4-year deal with the Serie A giants after an €18 million transfer fee was agreed.
“Villarreal CF and AC Milan have come to an agreement for the transfer of Argentinean defender Mateo Musacchio, who will play for the Italian side next season,” the Spanish club said in a note on its website. Milan also confirmed the capture of the 26-year-old.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 30, 2017
Musacchio has been part of defence that has shipped the second-fewest goals in this season’s La Liga, conceding just 33, with only Atletico Madrid, conceding 27. However, he struggled with injuries this term and missed almost half of the league matches.
Despite being a winner of six senior caps for Argentina, Musacchio also holds an Italian passport as his grandparents originate from Southern Italy. The defender is going to line up alongside the 22-year-old Italian international, Alessio Romagnoli to form a new centre-back partnership at San Siro.
Atalanta’s highly-rated Franck Kessie is also very close to completing a switch to the San Siro, after undergoing medical tests at La Madonnina clinic. According to Sky Italia, the 20-year-old midfielder had a slight physical problem that required him to undergo further medical controls on Tuesday. However, since it is nothing serious, he will normally take the second part of the medical in Milan Lab tomorrow.
Milan have reached an agreement with Atalanta to sign the Ivory Coast international on a 2-year loan with obligation to buy him for €28 million including bonuses.
In addition, Sky‘s Gianluca DiMarzio reported that the third signing is already on his way, as Wolfsburg’s defender Ricardo Rodriguez will fly to Italy for his medical next week. “Everyone wants to finalize the move, the player wants to join Milan and Milan want to sign him. We just had to wait for the Wolfsburg result. I really think the move will be completed”, his agent Fabio Parisi told Radio24.
The deal is expected to be €15 million plus €3 million in bonuses.