RICCARDO SAPONARA will be joining Milan in the summer as a deal has reportedly been reached.
Milan’s youth policy continues. Silvio Berlusconi always claims Milan will only be buying young players, scouting more than 100 youngsters around the world and today it seems they’ve secured 1 of these men.
The Rossoneri are not expected to make any signing for the attack as Robinho seems to be staying but in the summer a winger is set to arrive in the summer from Empoli: Riccardo Saponara (born in 1991).
“I like Riccardo Saponara, we are trying to create a team based on young players and he certainly falls within our new criteria and policy,” Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani is quoted as saying on Gazzetta.it. The leaders of Empoli met Galliani at the headquarters in via Turati today and a deal has been agreed.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Milan will pay €4 million for 50% of Saponara, who is currently co-owned between Empoli and Parma. Saponara, a pacey and technical player, will stay at Empoli for the rest of the season but he will play for Milan next summer if the reports are to be believed. The deal is expected to be finalized next week. It is still not clear whether there will be other players involved in the Saponara deal.
Milan are reportedly considering January moves for players like Davide Santon (“I’m happy at Newcastle”), Kevin Strootman, Davide Astori and more. The idea is clear, however, Milan are looking for youth.