Official: Roback joins Milan from Hammarby on a permanent basis

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Emil Roback during Hammarby-IFK Göteborg at Tele2 Arena on June 25, 2020. (@imagoimages)

Emil Roback from Sweden will come to strengthen the Milan Primavera; he arrives from Hammarby, in which Zlatan Ibrahimović owns a stake.

News broke in recent days that 17-year-old Swedish striker Roback will join Milan and become a part of the Rossoneri’s Primavera squad of Federico Giunti.

Roback arrived in Italy and underwent the medical check-ups. Today, the official statements arrived both from Milan and from Hammarby, which is the club Ibrahimović part-owns and with whom he briefly trained during the Coronavirus lockdown in Italy.

“Milan announces the signing of the Swedish forward, Emil Pakebba Joof Roback, on a permanent transfer,” the Rossoneri wrote in a statement on Friday evening.

His now-former club wrote: “Hammarby has agreed with Milan on the transfer of Roback. The 17-year-old offensive talent leaves the Green and White outfit and continues his career in one of the world’s biggest clubs. ‘We wish Emil great luck’, says Hammarby’s director of sport Jesper Jansson.

“Before this year’s season, Roback signed a contract with Hammarby‘s first team, after three years in the club’s Academy. At the same time, there has been interest in Emil from foreign clubs for some time and now it is clear that the striker is leaving Hammarby for Milan.

“‘We are very proud to get such a big move for a player from our Academy. Several big clubs in Europe wanted to get Emil and at the end Hammarby agreed with two clubs, so it is Emil who made the final choice. The negotiations with Milan were a positive experienced and we had a good dialogue throughout the process’, says Jansson.

Emil Roback during Sweden U17-Faraoe Islands U17 in Helsingborg on September 30, 2019. (@imagoimages)

“With Roback now leaving, his only first team appearance in a competitive context was against Göteborg in the Cup quarter final. He’s never had an Allsvenskan match in Green and White. ‘In the best of worlds, the players who go all the way through our own ranks will have to run out in front of our home fans before moving on. But the offer was so good, and in addition there was a strong request from Emil to complete the transition,’ says Jansson and continues:

“‘As I said, it is a move big for the club, and our Academy, with director Joakim Rydberg and head coach Martin Sundgren at the helm deserve all the praise they can get. We have recently signed a new contract with Aimar Sher, and now we get to this transfer for Emil – both players who have been trained in our Academy. We are really beginning to see the results of the hard determined work that has been done in the Academy for a long time. We now wish Emil good luck, and it will be interesting to follow the continued development of such great talent at Milan.'”

It is believed that Milan paid around €1 million plus bonuses for the young talent, who will try to help the Primavera have a strong run in their first season back in the first division.

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Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago

I watched him on YouTube…He looks like a good prospect but its like Milan is having a bat in the belfry lately with tall players/ strikers….

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago

Still waiting on our mercato to take flight. Now let’s get Dumfries, Chiesa, Upamecano or Nikola Milenkovic, Antonee Robinson, Bakayoko, Pobega, Pessina, and Dominik Szoboszlai.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Milan are going waste another summer! We need upamecano, chiesa, domink and new fast right back! This needs to happen! If we are truly serious we need these players. Our right side of the field is trash and hakan despite his good performances is a bench player. We lack speed, quickness and skill in our mids and right side in general

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

he’s tall and skillful, just like sociedad’s alex isak therefore i think he’s a good guy or at least will be. but whats with benfica buying everton soares for mere 20m? do ur fvkin job in mercato milan ffs

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Milan 10 …I was surprised to see Soares joining Benfica for just 20 M. I thought the price was a mistake. I closed the news page and refreshed it again. It’s the same. Not a good news to me at all. How come ? What were we looking ? Where were we when Benfica did alll the negotiators?This is the player we have chased for two seasons with no success . Honestly am not happy we lost this guy at such a ridiculous price.

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

serie a and el play off rounds will start in about a month so i dont see the reason why maldini should overstay in ibiza; milan need to take action in mercato RIGHT NOW (i know the actual mercato will only open in sept but why wait until then when options will surely be limited). the way i see it, quantity wise, milan actually have enough am, rw, cb and rb for next season so unless they can buy an upgrade, i dont see why they should break the bank for slightly better than avg players. what they need to… Read more »

Ink
Ink
1 month ago

I don’t know him.

But if he joined from Hammarby, then it must have been ratified by Ibra the God.
And Ibra the God will not have ratified him if he didn’t have potential to be a cheap knock off replica of the God himself.
Best of luck. If he becomes even a 5% of the God’s ability, he will be a great asset.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ink
Raq
Raq
1 month ago

IMO, we should maintain our current starting 11 and focus more on getting good rotation players. These are the positions and players i think need to be strenghten in order for us to compete next season. They should be able to rotate with the starting 11 without causing a considerable drop in quality. Once we manage to qualify for UCL, only then should the focus be on improving the first 11. DC (to rotate and eventually replace kjaer) – fofana / todibo / milenkovic DL (rotate with theo) – mykolenko DMC (rotate w kessie) – florentino luis / koopmeiner /… Read more »