Alexis Saelemaekers has put pen to paper and will try to get Milan to buy him permanently in the summer.
After sending Suso to Sevilla on an 18-month loan with option to buy, Milan have decided to close their January transfer activities with the signing of 20-year-old Belgian Alexis Saelemaekers.
An agreement was reached with Anderlecht on the basis on a six-month loan with an option to buy, which – it’s reported – can turn into an obligation if certain conditions are met. Buying Saelemaekers, who is a versatile player who can play many different roles, would cost Milan €7-8 million.
“Milan is delighted to announce the acquisition of Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers from RSC Anderlecht on loan until the end of the 2019/20 Serie A season, with an option to make the deal permanent,” a statement on the club’s website reads.
“Born in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Belgium) on June 27, 1999, Alexis started his career at the RSC Anderlecht Academy before making his first-team debut on February 16, 2018 against Sint-Truidense VV. He has since then registered 2 goals in 57 appearances. In 2018, Alexis earned his first call-up in the Belgium U-21 squad and made his debut on September 7 in a 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Malta.
“Alexis will join his new teammates tomorrow (February 1) and will be unveiled to media during a press conference on Tuesday February 4, 2020. The press conference will be aired live on the Club’s TV Channel ‘Milan TV’ and on the AC Milan Official App.”