Long in the papers of AC Milan, the Slovenian striker Josip Ilicic has just announced his transfer to the Rossoneri on social networks. As a reminder, the 33-year-old player had reached a verbal agreement with Milan some time ago. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Lombardy club was waiting a little while before closing the case to find the best conditions for sale. The first contacts date back to mid-April. The striker, whose contract expires next year in Bergamo, will join the last runners-up in Serie A, who have recently bought the Frenchman Olivier Giroud.
AC Milan Mercato: Josip Ilicic officializes his transfer to Milan!
If the departure of the Slovenian striker from Atalanta seemed to become clearer day after day, the information has been made official. Not through the Milanese club, but by the player himself. The coach of Bergamo, Gian Piero Gasperini, had already acted the transfer of Ilicic a few days ago in an interview. “He is training well with the aim of finding a club that can help him play more regularly”. The player has just posted a photo of the Milanese crest on Facebook, thus anticipating the official announcements of the clubs in question. On the other hand, Atalanta is in the process of recruiting the Turkish defender from Juventus, Merih Demiral, to replace the departure of the very good Cristian Romero, who left to join Spurs a short time ago.
AC Milan makes a series of very good operations
After the recent acquisition of Olivier Giroud for a million euros, and earlier this summer that of Mike Maignan and Fodé Ballo-Touré, the Rossoneri are leading a thoughtful mercato and are chaining interesting and low-cost transfers. If the Lombardy club has been affected by the departure of Gianluigi Donnarumma to PSG and that of Calhanoglu for free, Stefano Pioli and his management have done everything to strengthen without spending excessively (less than 60 million euros invested for six players). The transfer of Ilicic should not exceed 5 million euros.