Mattia Destro has put pen to paper and will wear the #9 shirt.
Milan put the official stamp on Mattia Destro on Friday morning and the player is joining from Roma on loan that will cost Milan a reported €0.7 million with an optional buy-out clause set at €16-17m.
“AC Milan announce that they have signed Mattia Destro from AS Roma on loan with the right to make it a permanent move,” the statement on Milan’s site reads.
Destro arrived yesterday to Milano and had dinner with Adriano Galliani before signing the contract first thing today.
“It was a wonderful welcome,” Destro said about the Milan fans waiting for him at the bus station. “I am very happy to be here and to be a part of this group. I have already spoken to coach Inzaghi, there is a big desire to do well and to show that Milan are a great side, starting as of this Sunday.
“I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and play. The coach will decide my role. Shirt number? I haven’t yet chosen, I will choose it in the coming hours. This is a big occasion for me, I cannot wait to play and get to know everyone. I want to say a big hello to the fans, we will do everything to do really well in the league” Destro chose the number and it’s the #9 which was worn by Torres.
Destro signed a contract until 2019 (4.5 years) and there are conflicting reports about his net salary. Mediaset are reportedly that it’s €2.2m with bonuses that can make it €2.5 million.