Official: Menez joins Milan on a three-year deal

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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.

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“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.

Jeremy Menez at the Giannino restaurant earlier this week (@acmilan)

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  1. Give him #19 or #99 and hopefully Iturbe as #7.
    LW-SES,RW-Iturbe,Menez and Mastour as backups.Good deal so far,Rami will be completed on Tuesday or early Wednesday after clearing the papers for €4m.
    Thanks Uncle Fester.

     
  2. Yea another young Italian just like Berlu said “We’ll focus on young Italians”. I am loving these Italians – Menez and Alex.

     
  3. Off topic: I’m tuning into the Colombia Greece game today and see Zapata in the starting lineup. I don’t know how many of you remember but before his injury, he was really starting to improve. If we can secure rami and get rid of Mexes, Zapata can be a very solid backup. Maybe he can even make his way into the starting lineup and pair with one of rami/Alex. Anyway, let’s wish him luck today and see how he performs

     
    • I 100% agree with you! Zapata never had a chance with seedorf and he is a very solid defender with good phisical charateristics.

       
  4. Along with iturbe we need 1 young midfielder for rotation and for future [Oliver torres , clasie, neilton, verratti (dream), Meyer, coric, barley, maher etc]……..guys timo werner from stuggart is a real gem…..just 17…..reminds me of shiva

     
  5. If anyone watched Italy – England now, you guys can see why I keep clamouring on about Darmian, as I remember someone questioning all of the “sudden” hype about him. Did you see how well he did both in attack and defence? I really hope we sign him up asap.

     
  6. Good to see balotelli play well as a lone striker tonight, just shows that if he has a solid team behind him that can play the right balls to him and make runs beyond him he can be very effective! Please don’t sell him!

     
    • Well said my friend, that is all Balotelli needs, someone that can get the balls to him up front. Simple as ABC. Even in Inzaghi’s days, he had so many players doing that for him and that’s why he was a goal banger.

       
  7. Welcome Menez..I hope you’ll be beyond expectation..he played well in Roma….but didn’t have a chance in PSG….Congrats balotelli…you made Milan proud….

     
  8. I hope that honda will be able to carry his form from japan to milan I mean he just scored an amazing goal for japan

     
  9. Where will he play if Iturbe comes? I really don’t understand why we keep on buying attacking midfielders

     
  10. There is this ivorian right back that kicked out emmanuel eboue from the national team,he assisted 2 of the 2goals vs japan.the commentator called him daniel alves of africa. Lets watch him out!

     
    • He’s close to Arsenal brother, I agree he was good, but I personally want to keep Milan with an Italian core and keep my fingers crossed that Darmian will come back home.
      It would be great, then we would have three players in the back from our own academy, De Sci, Ignia and Darmian!

       
  11. @haykinx iturbe is a rw but can play as a lw, sriker or cam. He could be a better signing then cerci because of his age maybe??

     

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