The midfielder has completed the medical check-ups today and then went on to sign the contract with Milan. He is arriving on a free transfer.
Milan are restructuring the midfield and after saying goodbye to Riccardo Saponara, Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari, the Rossoneri welcomed Andrea Bertolacci from Roma and have now signed Jose Mauri on a Bosman deal.
“AC Milan announces that Josè Mauri has signed a contract with the club until the 30th of June, 2019,” a statement on the Milan website reads. Mauri arrived to the city of Milan today and underwent all the needed medical check-ups before heading to Casa Milan to officially sign for the 7-times Champions League winners.
“The emotion of being at Milan? I feel very good. The shirt I’m wearing now is for the workout so when I wear the real one I’ll tell you what emotion I feel,” Mauri told the Milan Channel after signing.
“The desire to play is always there, let alone at Milan. I’m very happy and eager to play. The choice to join Milan? I had already chosen Milan but the call from Galliani pushed me even more (the Rossoneri Vice President called him when he was on vacation in Argentina to convince him to join Milan).
“What do I expect in Milanello? Hard training sessions, I spoke with Gabriel Paletta and he told me that the trainings are not that simple. I spoke with him about Milan back in January, he is a friend and he told me great things about the club. My role models? I’ve always said it’s Javier Mascherano and then there’s also Gennaro Gattuso and I hope to win at least half of what he won with Milan.
“My dream for the season? That I get to play and that Milan will return to the top.” Mauri, 19, was probably the best Parma player last season and he will try to continue his growth under at Milan.