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!