Juraj Kucka has signed the contract and he will be wearing the #27 shirt at Milan for the next four years.
The deal with Genoa was completed yesterday and Sinisa Mihajlovic gave his consent so today Kucka, 28, completed the medical check-ups and signed the contract to tie him to Milan for 4 seasons.
“AC Milan announces the signing of Juraj Kucka from Genoa CFC on a permanent transfer. The player has signed a contract until the 30th of June 2019,” a statement on Milan’s site reads. The Diavolo will reportedly pay Genoa €3m for the player.
“I am very pleased to be here. For me, this is a big opportunity and a great challenge to play at Milan. It all happened very quickly. I arrived yesterday evening in Milan,” said Kucka, who admitted the move was a surprise. “I’ve always played as a centre midfielder, then on the wing, but wherever the coach plays me I will try and do well. We face Empoli tomorrow and I want to give my all. I am really motivated to do well.
“I have spoken to Antonelli and he said that he is waiting for me. I cannot wait to see him and Bertolacci, I know them well.” Kucka has already arrived to Milanello and he will take part in training at 18:00 CET and be part of the squad to face Empoli tomorrow at San Siro. He will have number 27 on his back.
“Kucka is a good, complete player, he is familiar with Serie A, he has different characteristics to the other midfielders that we have in the squad and the price paid is the right one,” coach Mihajlovic said to the Milan Channel. “He knows that he has a big opportunity and I am certain that he will do well.”
Kucka joins Jose Mauri and Andrea Bertolacci as midfield signings. Kucka spent four years at Genoa and one more season on his deal. He scored 9 goals in 122 appearances for Preziosi’s club.