Milan reach an agreement with Monaco for Ballo-Touré, the left-back is expected in Milano on Saturday

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Fodé Ballo-Touré during PSG-Monaco on at Parc des Princes January 1, 2020. (GwendolineLeGoff Panoramic)

Fodé Ballo-Touré will act as the alternative for Theo Hernández, as Milan have a total deal to sign him.

Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara keep working on reinforcing the squad and giving coach Pioli more depth and quality.

Theo Hernández is the obvious starter for the left-back position and he will maintain this role also in the 2021/22 season (despite interest from clubs like PSG). However, an alternative for the Frenchman was needed and so Milan moved to get Fodé Ballo-Touré from Monaco.

Negotiations have been going on for a couple weeks, and last night Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia reported that the deal is now complete. The agreement is for €4m plus €0.5m bonuses which are related to Champions League qualification and the number of games the player will play next year.

The Senegalese player, who played 24 Ligue 1 games for Monaco last season (most of them off the bench), is expected in Milano on Saturday. He would then have his medical check-ups and sign the contract at Casa Milan. The 24-year-old grew up at Paris Saint-Germain and then moved to Lille and Monaco. He’s coming to be the second-choice at Milan, the same role he had at Monaco.

Ballo-Touré would be the third “new” signing of Milan after Mike Maignan and Olivier Giroud. The eyes of the Milan scouts seem to be in France.

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Yusfull99
Yusfull99
8 days ago

Good attacking left back but weak in defending I hope he improve that Welcome toure

Ted
Ted
8 days ago

352 or 3412 considering our fullbacks are attack oriented?

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
8 days ago
Reply to  Ted

I’ve been wanting Milan to go to a 352 variation or a 343 for a long time now. We have the players to do it

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

We would get the best out of theo definatley

Deku
Deku
8 days ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Maignan
Kjaer-Romagnoli-Tomori
Calabria-Kessie-Bennacer-Theo
Berardi-Ibra-Rebic

Nesta1
Nesta1
7 days ago
Reply to  Deku

That’s a good line up, however I’d have romag on bench cover for kyaer in middle, and have kalalu on right with his pace

Deku
Deku
7 days ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Romagnoli’s problem is his workrate during the games and his speed. In the middle of 3 men defense he would have help and his interception and passing skills would shine.

Oluwashevy
8 days ago

This is not the kind of signing we need second option we need quality’s player that will stamp their foot on the field I still don’t understand what’s going on in this mercato no creative midfielder yet no right winger yet

eqi
eqi
7 days ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

lol step by step bro. the transfer market is still open. not easy to make a deal for high profile player for the right wing. we still need a cover for theo tho. so this transfer seems like a good transfer.

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
7 days ago

In other news, Krunic was just named Bosnian player of the year. I am worried about Bosnian football.

Spencer
Spencer
7 days ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Hahahahahaha it calls for worry honestly!

Ruskin
7 days ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Krunic is not bad as we paint him to be

Stan
Stan
7 days ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Hahahhaa

Roberto Giano
7 days ago

Maldini is very good in judging a left back player potential.