Saturday August 31 2019
Official: Torino sign Laxalt

Milan wing-back Diego Laxalt has officially signed for Torino, on loan with option to buy at the end of the season for €12m.

The former Inter, Genoa, Bologna and Empoli player underwent a medical on Friday and put pen to paper.

It’s reported Toro have agreed to pay the entirety of his €1.7m salary during the season.

They will also pay €0.5m for the loan period with an option to buy for a further €11.5m.

This was the bare minimum figure for Milan to not make a loss on the purchase, having signed him from Genoa only a year ago for €14m plus up to €4m in bonuses.

“I come to Toro with great enthusiasm, ready to put myself immediately at the disposal of the Coach and my teammates,” Laxalt told the club website.

“I will reunite with Coach Walter Mazzarri, who I knew from my time at Inter, and many lads who are friends more than simply former teammates. Their support will help me settle in quickly into this new environment.

“I thank the club for putting its faith in me and salute all the Toro fans: running and playing football is even more wonderful when you do it in front of a crowd that supports you and makes you feel important.”

Laxalt had been on the verge of moves to Atalanta and Sassuolo over the last few days, he finally opted for Torino.

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