Simone Verdi is now fully owned by Milan after the Rossoneri beat Torino in a blind auction on Thursday.
Milan had until today to resolve the co-ownership of Simone Verdi but didn’t seek an agreement with Torino over the forward and instead the two clubs took part in a blind auction in which each club writes the amount they are willing to pay for the services of the player in a closed envelope and the highest bidder wins.
The Diavolo won the auction and according to Milannews.it they are set to pay Torino €450,000 for Verdi, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Empoli, playing 66 games and scoring nine goals from the winger / second striker position.
Milan confirmed the signing on their website and wished Verdi ‘welcome back’. The player grew up in Milan’s youth rank and was part of the squad that won the Primavera Coppa Italia in 2010.