Alessio Romagnoli has committed to Milan until 2022, the club announced.
The past few weeks have been difficult for Milan as the club prepares for a UEFA hearing regarding the Rossoneri’s breach of the Financial Fair Play rules.
But today (Tuesday), they sent a strong and clear signal that the future of Milan continues to be built, as Alessio Romagnoli signed a contract renewal.
The Diavolo made the announcement live on Facebook as Romagnoli accompanied Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli for a visit at Casa Milan. After the short tour and contract signing, the official statement came out as well: “Alessio Romagnoli has extended his contract with the Club until 30 June 2022.”
“It’s with pride and pleasure that we announce the stay of Alessio for another four years with an extended contract,” Fassone said today. “Reading the newspapers and about other teams [Romagnoli was linked with Juve], we laughed as we reached an agreement with the boy and his agent several weeks ago. We start next season with confirmation that our pillar for the future is staying.”
Mirabelli, who after the renewal took Romagnoli to see coach Gattuso, added: “He didn’t hesitate to tie himself to Milan for such a long period of time. He never listened to the sirens, even though there were so many of them. I must say ‘bravo’ to the boy, whom I consider one of the best around. I’m sure it won’t be the last renewal he signs with Milan. He’ll spend many more years at Milan.”
The 23-year-old center back has been at Milan since 2015 and he is definitely one of the most important players in the squad. He formed an excellent partnership with Leonardo Bonucci in the past season, a partnership that continues also in the colors of the Italian national team.
“I thank Fassone and Mirabelli, we hope it will be a renewal that leads us to many satisfactions, both this year and also in those to come,” Romagnoli commented. “Thanks to everyone again, now let’s enjoy the vacation and we will be back in July charged-up for a new season.”
Romagnoli played more than 40 matches in the 2017/18 season, scored 3 goals and reached 100 appearances for Milan. The Rossoneri keep one of Italy’s best and it’s a good sign.