Luca Antonelli has returned to the place where he grew up and has arrived to reinforce Inzaghi’s left flank.
An agreement was reached with Genoa earlier this week and the 28-year-old did all the medical check-ups and today he signed the contract. Anontelli comes to Milan on loan with a forced buy-out clause set at a reported €4.5 million.
“Luca Antonelli has signed a contract with AC Milan until the 30th of June 2018,” a statement on Milan’s website reads. “After signing a contract with Milan, Luca Antonelli then visited the Casa Milan Store and the Mondo Milan Museum. The Italian defender has chosen to wear the no. 31 jersey. At the museum Antonelli also took some time to pose for photos with the fans. He was also eager to visit the section of the museum reserved to Milan’s tenth Scudetto triumph which featured his father Roberto.”
Antonelli, who grew up at Milan’s youth sector and whose father played for the Rossoneri in the 1970s, spoke to the Milan Channel this week, expressing his delight in finally wearing red and black:
“I am really happy. As soon as I knew about the end of the negotiations, I was truly happy. I have to thank Genoa (he was their captain) for giving me this opportunity and I will now give 110% for this shirt. Milan was the only club I would have left Genoa for. The occasion arrived and I took it right away.
“Every year there were rumours about a return, I was though very happy at Genoa. I’ve spoken to Zaccardo who I’ve known from my days at Parma. He wished me good luck and I will see him. This season I’ve played 19 out of 20 matches, so I am more than ready to play. Then the coach will decide.
“New players have joined and a bit of enthusiasm has returned. We all have to give that little bit extra to try and reach the higher positions in the league table. I hope I can do well out on the left, but there are lots of other players like De Sciglio. We shall now see but the coach will decide who to play.”
Meanwhile, Gabriel Paletta is currently undergoing the medical check-ups at Milan and will complete his transfer to the Rossoneri later on this transfer deadline day.
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