Tătăruşanu to join Milan and become the second-choice goalkeeper, the Romanian’s medical is on Friday

Ciprian Tătăruşanu before Lyon-Juventus at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on February 26, 2020. (Jonathan Moscrop/Sportimage)

Ciprian Tătăruşanu will arrive in Milano tomorrow and will become a Rossonero on Friday; he’ll act as Gigio’s deputy.

Pepe Reina left Milan for Lazio and Asmir Begović demanded a salary higher than what the Rossoneri were willing to offer. And so, in the past few days Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara have been looking for a new second-choice goalkeeper.

A few names have been suggested, including those of Marco Sportiello and Andrea Consigli. However, in the end Milan chose to sign Ciprian Tătăruşanu.

As reported by Sky’s Gianluca Di Marzio, an agreement was found between the Diavolo and the French club and Tătăruşanu will sign a three-year contract. The 34-year-old will arrive in the city tomorrow and the medical check-ups will take place on Friday provided he tests negative for COVID.

Tătăruşanu, who acted as the second-choice keeper at Lyon last season, has history in Serie A: he played for Fiorentina from 2014 to 2017, playing 81 games in Italy. After Fiorentina, Tătăruşanu played two seasons at Nantes as the first-choice goalie, before moving to Lyon in the summer of 2019. After one season with Les Gones, the Romanian international moves to Red and Black.

Ciprian will add his qualities and experience to the young dressing room of Milan. The official announcement should arrive by the end of the week.

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So the elder of Donnarumma brothers will be a third choice? I remember one game a season or two ago, he stepped in for his brother and he did quite well, saving us from another embarassement that were quite common back then.


The elder Donaruma is a joke, just look at the preseason goals he conceaded. There is a reason why he couldnt make it in Italy so he had to go in other weaker leagues in Europe. They only bought him to make the younger Donaruma happy.


I can’t forgive Raiola and Gigio that Antonio gets 1 million! Freaking parasite.The boy still has the nerve to ask for more…


Boom! Outta no where. Now a CB, back up mid, RW. We’re good at RB after seeing Calabria and Kalulu play the last 3 games.

Ready for the new season! Forza Milan.


I know Tatarusanu very well. He’s weaker than Begovic. He is not such a good keeper for Milan, but he has experience, he accepted to be a substitute, he will have a low salary and knows italian league. He is the first choice in romanian national team, the second captain after Chiriches ( Sassuolo ), he played in Champions league with steaua, he has some reflexes, he is taller than Donnarumma and is good in air, but he is not so sure in some games, he can win by himself a game or he can lose by himself a game.… Read more »


Thanks for the analysis. Good to get some info on this player. I hadn’t heard of him.

Gbenga AJOSE

What is happening to our Plizarri ????


He should continue playing and developing in Serie B, than rotting on the bench in Serie A.


He does not look 34…


gipsy magic