Milan’s last-minute midfield reinforcement is Fiorentina’s Matias Fernandez; the Rossoneri beat Cagliari for him.
Vincenzo Montella and Adriano Galliani were keen to sign a midfielder before the end of the transfer market.
Uncle Fester, in what is very likely to be his last day in charge of Milan transfer market, tried and failed to bring Cesc Fabregas, reportedly contacted Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere and even saw an Andrea Poli-Tomas Rincon swap offer rejected by his good friend Enrico Preziosi President of Genoa.
But in the end, Montella gets a new midfielder and it’s someone he worked with in the past at Fiorentina, as the Viola’s 30-year-old Matias Fernandez, after getting a call from Vincenzo, decided to turn down a Cagliari move and will spend this season in the red and black of Milan.
“AC Milan announces that it has bought on loan with buy-out right the footballer Mati Fernandez from Fiorentina,” a statement on the Rossoneri’s website reads, just minutes before the window shuts. SportItalia reports that the Diavolo will be paying the Firenze club €800k for the loan.
It was clear that Montella wants Milan to sign a regista (player in front of the defense) but eventually they signed the Chilean who like Jose Sosa, plays an advanced midfield role. Benvenuto Mati!