LUCA ANTONINI has joined Genoa while Valter Birsa is a new Milan player; Good news for the Traoré fans: he stays.
Milan and Genoa like to work together in the transfer market and it has become somewhat a custom for the Rossoneri to sign a player from the Rossoblu and in this summer the player is Valter Birsa who joins Milan in exchange for Antonini.
The initial agreement was to swap Birsa, 27, with Bakaye Traoré, 28, but Traoré will instead stay at Milan after failing to reach an agreement with Olympiakos – to whom he was supposed to be loaned out after making the switch to Genova.
Antonini was wanted by clubs in Italy and abroad but in the end he has agreed to join Genoa and his contract has already been deposited in the Lega so he’s an official Genoa player while Birsa, the Slovenian international, is an officially new Milan player. Antonini is a product of Milan’s youth department but recorded all of his appearances after returning in 2008.
Luca, 31, captained Milan in this pre-season but like Boateng, he says goodbye after playing more than 100 games in this shirt. Andrea Petagna meanwhile, has been loaned out to Sampdoria, who have an option to buy 50% of his card.
@OfficialAnto_77 in bocca al lupo, e grazie per la tua dedizione alla causa rossonera in tutti questi anni!
— Umberto Gandini (@UmbertoGandini) August 31, 2013