Diego Laxalt is practically a Milan player and tomorrow he will undergo the medical check-ups and sign the contract.
Milan have now closed the signing of Laxalt from Genoa. The player, according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Milannews.it and others, will arrive in Milano this evening and tomorrow morning he will have his medical.
The operation is now done and it’s believed to be worth a total of €14 million + €4m in bonuses. €11m of the €14m however, will be covered by the sale of Gianluca Lapadula to Genoa. The striker was loaned out to them last summer with obligation to buy in June 2019. So, instead of paying for him next year, they will pay for him this year.
Milan, therefore, will only need to add €3m (and the bonuses) in order to sign Laxalt, who is capable of playing in all the roles on the left side of the pitch. He will bring to Milan something that they sorely missed: great pace. Laxalt had a good season with Genoa and also a very positive World Cup.
The 25-year-old will become the 4th signing of the Elliott era and the 7th summer signing, after Pepe Reina, Ivan Strinić, Alen Halilović, Mattia Caldara, Gonzalo Higuain and Tiémoué Bakayoko.