MILAN HAVE beaten everyone for the signature of the young striker, who has already put pen to paper.
The M’Baye Niang saga has come to an end as after the striker appeared to be close to the English Premier League, the player has officially signed a contract, linking him to the Italians for the next 3 years.
Milan had a bid failed for Niang as Stade Malherbe Caen didn’t agree to loan the teenager. Milan proved to be keen on signing Niang and vice President Adriano Galliani flew out to France yesterday to seal the deal.
— Mbaye Niang (@OfficialNiang) August 28, 2012
Caen confirmed on their official website today that Niang, who arrived with Galliani to Milano last evening, has signed a three-year deal with the Italian giants and have also wished him success in his new club and in his personal life. Niang spent four years at Caen in the youth and first team, debuting at the very young age of 16.
Niang is in fact the youngster player to debut in the history of Ligue 1. He scored five goals in this competition but he’ll now be trying his luck in a new league with the seven-time Champions League winners. Galliani confirmed yesterday that Niang will be part of the first team and not the Primavera squad. Milan paid a fee of €1.7 million (some sources claim it’s €2 million) plus add-ons to sign the 17-years-old.
Niang is not the only striker Milan have signed today, as they have also secured the services of Bojan Krkic (22 today) who spent the last season at Roma where he didn’t experience much of a success with Luis Enrique and was left out of favour for Zdeněk Zeman.