Ciprian Tătăruşanu has officially joined Milan for €500k and he will be the deputy of Gigio Donnarumma.
After the loan of Asmir Begović ended at the end of the season, Milan had been looking for a new second-choice goalkeeper and after evaluating their options, they went with former Fiorentina man Ciprian Tătăruşanu.
The official statement on the Milan website reads on Saturday:
“Milan is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Anton Ciprian Tătăruşanu from Olympique Lyonnais on a permanent deal. Tătăruşanu has signed a contract with the Club until 30 June 2023.
“Born in Bucharest (Romania) on 9 February 1986, Ciprian Tătăruşanu took his first steps as a professional footballer with Juventus Bucaresti, before completing a transfer to Gloria Bistrita where he made 47 appearances over 3 seasons. In 2009, Tătăruşanu moved to Steaua Bucaresti making 186 appearances and winning 2 national leagues, 2 Romanian Cups and 1 Romanian Supercup before joining Fiorentina, in Italy, where he made 101 appearances in 3 seasons. In the summer of 2017, the goalkeeper moved to France, first signing for Nantes, where he went on to make 67 appearances during a 2-year period, before joining Olympique Lyonnais, for whom he played 6 times in 2 years.
“Tătăruşanu has won 68 caps for the Romanian national team, making his debut in a friendly against Italy on 17 November 2010.
“Today, Saturday 12 September, Tătăruşanu has joined his new teammates at the Milanello Sports center to take part in his first training session under Coach Pioli. The goalkeeper has chosen jersey number 1.”
In the statement Lyon posted yesterday, they confirmed that Milan paid €0.5m for the services of the 34-year-old. Tătăruşanu is Milan’s third signing after Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali.