MILAN got the green light and they are set to sign Francesco Acerbi and Kevin Constant from Genoa.
The Rossoneri have completed two signings today (Wednesday) as they have got two Genoa players: 23-year-old Italian central defender Francesco Acerbi and 25-year-old Guinean midfielder Kevin Constant.
Milan have reached the required agreements with Genoa who own the players and the two will be made officially Milan players after undergoing medical check-ups which could take place already tomorrow.
“Acerbi has signed a 5 year deal and he can’t wait to begin the new adventure with his favorite team,” Acerbi’s agent Andrea Cattoli said. “Acerbi is really happy about having joined and we are also happy that this deal went through. I have to underline the fact that we were never in any real contact with other clubs.”
Francesco has been a long-term target for Milan and after the co-ownership between Genoa and Chievo was resolved it was clear that he’s heading to Milan. He’ll reportedly cost Milan €4m on co-ownership.
“I am very happy. Everybody dreams of playing for Milan,” Acerbi himself told the media today as he was entering Milan’s headquarters at via Turati today. “I’ll earn my place in the starting XI by my performances on the pitch. If I’ll be happy to play with Thiago Silva? He is simply the best central defender in the world.”
A move that was more surprising is that of Kevin Constant. The midfielder is coming in the place of Sulley Muntari who picked-up a knee injury last night and is now ruled out for an extensive period of 5-6 months. The transfers of both players to Milan can become officially already tomorrow. It’s already been confirmed by the Milan Channel that they will wear the red & black shirt next season and will play under Max Allegri.
Mathieu Flamini will leave the Rossoneri and Clarence Seedorf will announce his exit officially tomorrow at the press conference so Milan are looking for an extra midfielder signing – probably Alberto Aquilani (27).