Tiago Djaló has officially left Milan after just half a season with the Primavera, and he’ll try his luck at Lille.
Djaló joined Milan Primavera in January 2019 from Sporting CP, but the Rossoneri have decided to part ways with the center back in order to bring Rafael Leão, who grew up with Djaló in Portugal, to Milan.
“Milan announces the transfer of the player Tiago Djaló to LOSC Lille on a permanent deal. The Club wishes Tiago all the best for his future career,” a statement on the Diavolo’s website reads.
It is believed that the Rossoneri received €5m from the sale of Djaló, thus bringing down the actual cost of Leão to €25m plus bonuses. Through their own statement, Lille confirmed that Djaló signed a five-year contract. Through his Twitter, Djaló wrote “thank you for the last 7 months, Milan”.
One center back goes and another one arrives, as Leo Duarte is a Milan player. Only the official statement is missing but the contract for five years has already been signed by the 23-year-old.