Official: Bertolacci joins Milan on a four-year deal

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Andrea Bertolacci officially joined Milan yesterday after undergoing the medical check-ups and signing the contract; the €20 million fee has been confirmed by Roma.

Milan finally made one of their targets sign the contract as midfielder Andrea Bertolacci yesterday was in Milano to officially become a player of the Rossoneri, signing a multiple-year deal with the 7-times UCL winners.

“A.C Milan communicate that Andrea Bertolacci has been officially signed from AS Roma. The midfielder has signed a contract until 30 June 2019,” Milan wrote on their website. Roma also confirmed through an official communication that the fee has been at agreed at €20m with no performance-related bonuses.

The €20m price tag makes Bertolacci one of the most expensive Italia players in the last 13 years but the player assured that he isn’t fazed by this amount and just wants to do well.

“I’ve arrived at a very important club, I can’t wait to get started,” Bertolacci said to the Milan Channel on Monday. “Milan were always the first choice for me, I really wanted this club. The club has immediately shown me a lot of affection. There’s an important project, and great desire after a difficult season.

“I want and need to improve, I have to build on an important year and help take Milan back to the top. I’m expecting an important season, I’ll try to do my best and I hope to finish as high as possible. I’ve already spoken with Antonelli, Cerci and the Mihajlovic. I felt great enthusiasm, and a desire to do well.”

Bertolacci also stated that “I don’t feel any pressure” because of the price tag and already in 2013 he said that he supported Milan as a kid. Andrea went on dinner with Galliani on Monday evening and said that “the coach will decide my role.” The 24-year-old can play in midfield or as a 3/4tista.

“Bertolacci is a great player. If I’ve followed him for a long time? A very long time. If he’ll be the only midfielder? Who can tell, no one knows…” Galliani told the press upon leaving Giannino.

Andrea played 34 games in Serie A in the 2014/15 season scoring 6 and assisting 8. Benvenuto!

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falsephrophet

Benevenuto Bertolacci now we should get rid of Muntari, Nocerino, get one world class defender maybe a midfielder for depth and were good enough for Serie A

Chicopepsi

Great.. Looks like he has always love our club

TWF

I think this is a good signing for Milan. Milan need more players who have excellent shooting accuracy like Marchisio. El Shaarawy, Honda and Bertolacci have a talent and they can develop their shooting accuracy with the coach. Hope we can see many goals from shootings this season especially when El Sha or Honda is assigned as a trequartista/second striker in 4-3-1-2 formation. Hope Bacca and Honda can work well as strikers and El Sha will find his best form this season as a trequartista (like his role in Padova). Just like my prediction since he firstly arrived, El Sha… Read more »

Lar PK

I believe they should first of all offload the tons of garbage before it becomes too late. So we will have time to reorganize the squad. If we end up signing good players n mixing them with garbage, We will never get the best out of them. Bonaventura, Honda et.al r very good examples. #ForzaMilan

Dave

Hey brethren what do you think of these potential signings? Constructive comments welcome!

4-3-1-2

GK Lopez
DR Abate
DC Zapata
DC Astori or Laporte or Nastasic or Umtiti
DL Antonelli
MC Wijnaldum or Iborra or Cigarini or Soriano
MC De Jong
MC Bertolacci
AM Bonaventura
F Bacca
F Fekir or Negredo or Van Persie or Djordjevic

I think Milan need a left footed LCB, a CM who plays on the right sight of a 3 man mid and a left footed striker who compliments Bacca.

rosso138

where is SES?

Dave

Loaned or on the bench. I cant see him fitting into Sinisa/Berlusconi’s 4-3-1-2.

rosso138

He can do CAM and second striker.. he played that already.. He could even do LM since he is always helping out in defence… And he is fast in carrying ball forward… He and Niang must be a part of this new team we are building.. Niang even as substitute..

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idan

Bertolachi is a great player but i hope milan wont sign witsel i dont unterstand why we havent sign imbula he riminds me patrick vierra and much cheaper than witsel same goes for granit xhaka im not saying witsel isnt good im just saying hes not good enogh for so much money for the defence we need laporte he is only 21 years old and already a world class just imagine how good he can be when he grow. for the attack we need 2 players zlatan and pjaca zlatan will surly give us campions league next season and pjaca… Read more »

Dave

Witsel too expensive. A player who does everything ok but nothing great.

rossonerisiamonoi

Are you f***ing kidding me ? 20 m for Bertolacci ? That is insane , but this is where we are at ! After all the fuss these are the players who will reborn Milan , not a top class player who pushes the team forward . We can buy 10 bertolacci’s and 10 baccas , but at the end of the day top shelf players make the difference ! I would believe this new Milan project when i see something different than these last few years .

Barry

I hope for the best

Sheva

Lmao.. another matri signing from galliani. Just wait and see

ck

I think bertolcci haters are all jokers. He’s a box to box midfielder 4 3 1 2. Bona de jong bertolacci. 20 million for a guy who can win the balls in midfield and can pass long balls to offensive players. What’s so bad? He can chip in a few goals as well. His haters are stupid people. Tlking about witsel n kondogbia. Go n watch their clips. These 2 players hardly drift into opponents penalty box except for set pieces. Real stupid n brainless haters. If kondogbia is worth 40, bertolacci is definitely worth 20. Idiotssss

Richy

I hope he is not Average. We need a very good Centre Back and another quality striker along with Bacca and Niang

Richy

Comment:I want a team that can beat Juve…. They are making life unbearable for milan

Dapito

didnt anyone here know about gattuso, ambrosini, pirlo even seedorf?? when i first saw gattuso and ambrosini, i hate them…. they arenot players with skill world class….. they only made tackling, marking, always running to get the ball and sometimes get yellow card and red card…. but what happen next?? they gave scudetto and champion…. and maybe you remembered pirlo and seedorf… they become useless player at inter…. they come milan with exchange transfer and cheap price…. and you know what happen with them at milan…. anyone can become world class or even useless player even bonera, it depend many… Read more »