DJAMEL MESBAH is happy to come to the Italian giants and hopes to be integrated quickly.
Milan’s latest signing Mesbah put pen to paper last night at the headquarters in via Turati and is officially tied to the club from the fashion capital of Europe until 2016, and he will reportedly earn €500,000 a year.
Milan also bid goodbye to Taye Taiwo, who is set to sign a six-month loan deal with Premier League side Queens Park Rangers. Mesbah is coming to take the place of the Nigerian, who failed to impress.
“I’m proud and pleased to have signed with Milan. I’m here with a lot of humility and a desire to grow. It was quite special coming to the Milanello sports centre and all my team mates have great to me. I hope to get integrated as quick as possible and make myself available for selection,” told Mesbah to the Milan Channel on Friday, after training for the first time with his new teammates at training center Milanello.
“I’ve scored a few goals in my career but mostly when I played in midfield,” the Algerian, who will be wearing shirt No. 15, added. “At Lecce I was always played at the back but I also like to get into the other half of the pitch. A memory from Lecce 3-4 Milan? The first half was amazing, but then my new team mates played like they know how and there was nothing to be done. It was an unforgettable game in my career.”
Along with Mesbah, Thiago Silva, Clarence Seedorf, Alexander Merkel, Stephan El Shaarawy trained normally. Philippe Mexes has the flu and may miss Novara and join Milan’s long list of unavailable players.