THE TRANSFER of Jeremy Menez has been made official on Saturday and the Frenchman is tied to Milan until 2017.
It’s been known for days but Milan only confirmed it today that Jeremy Menez has put pen to paper and has signed the contract with the Rossoneri which will run until the year of 2017. Menez joins Milan on a free after his Paris-SG deal expired.
Menez is the third Milan signing of the summer (not including Andrea Poli whose other 50% were purchased from Sampdoria) and he could be put in the starting XI next season since Pippo Inzaghi is likely to use the 4-3-3 system at Milan.
“AC Milan announces that Jeremy Menez has signed a contract that will tie him to the club until June 30, 2017,” a statement on Milan’s website reads on Saturday. Menez underwent the medical on Thursday at La Madonnina clinic and everything was fine and on that day he spoke to the Milan Channel: “My priority is Milan, [and] coming in eighth place isn’t a good thing.
“We must finish among the top three with the aim to win Serie A. We have to work a lot and then we’ll see. We hope we can do well in the season to come. I can assure the fans that I will give everything I’ve got on the pitch and we hope to reward the fans with a trophy because this club deserves it. Forza Milan, and a big hello to all the fans.” Menez, who played at Roma from 2008 to 2011, continued: “If this is the year of Milan’s resurrection? Let’s hope so. We will do everything we can to bring Milan back to the top. Alex? I still haven’t spoken with him. I’m very happy that he’s here because he’s a great player.”
Menez was also wanted by Napoli and Fiorentina but he chose Milan after meeting Adriano Galliani and Inzaghi at Ibiza. He will reportedly earn €2.5m or €2.7 million per season for wearing the red and black colours of Milan for the next 3 years.