Ac Milan’s move in the transfer market went into another surprising twist as after earlier reports suggested that they are closing in to sign players in Serie A, such as Andrea Lazzarri, Reto Ziegler or Domenico Criscito, the Rossoneri suddenly captured someone that the media failed to acknowledge.
The new player that has now been officially confirmed as the new Milan player is former Ajax Amsterdam left back/left midfield player, Urby Emanuelson, for an undisclosed fee. According to the Italian club’s official site, the dutch player will be playing in San Siro until June 30 2014.
AC Milan announce it has bought from Urby Emanuelson on a permanent basis from AFC Ajax, He has signed a contract that expires on June 30 2014,” read the statement on Milan’s official site.
Emanuelson’ signing coming from out of the blue just as soon as Milan’s vice president, Adriano Galliani, revealed that they are having problems in negotiating a transfer fee with their previous targets. Despite looking like a surprised signing, earlier both Galliani and the Rossoneri’s coach, Massimiliano Allegri stated that the 24-years-old was actually one of their transfer target from this January.
Initially, reports stated that Milan have already booked Emanuelson’s arrival for next summer because the player’s contract is running out next season. However, the failure in landing some of their previous target seems triggered the Rossoneri’s management decision in clinching the deal as soon as possible although the player won’t be available to play in the Champions League because he already played with Ajax this season.
Emanuelson can play in any position in the left area of the field as he is being played as a left back or left midfielder/winger during his time at Ajax, this versatility looked to be a plus point that could help Milan in improving their quality in the league. According to Allegri and also Galliani, the Dutch international is being prepared to play in a more advanced position as the left sided player in the Rossoneri’s midfield but might also filled the left back post in some occasion.
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