Serie A: Italy's Andrea Conti heads to AC Milan from Atalanta as club's 7th recruit of the season

Rome: AC Milan continued their summer spending spree on Friday with the signing of Italian right-back Andrea Conti from Serie A rivals Atalanta on a five-year deal.

The Chinese-owned northern outfit described the Italian under-21 player as "one of the most interesting talents" in Serie A last season, when he helped Atalanta to fourth.

"A young talent ... showing consistent performances throughout the whole campaign with 33 appearances ... is looking to take the leap in his career joining a top club in AC Milan," the club added.

The 23-year-old arrives on a deal estimated to be worth € 25 million (Rs 184 crores approx.).

Conti becomes AC Milan's seventh recruit as the club look to rebuilt after finishing sixth last term.

Other new arrivals include 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Andre Silva from Porto for 38m euros; Italian striker Fabio Borini on a one-year loan deal from Sunderland; Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal) and Franck Kessie (on loan from Atalanta).

AC Milan, the seven-time European champions who were recently sold by long-time owner Silvio Berlusconi to a Chinese consortium, secured a place in next season's Europa League.

But the club are targeting a Champions League return having last won the trophy in 2007.


Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 05:53 pm | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 05:53 pm

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