Sandro Tonali is officially a new Milan player after completing his medical and will wear the Number 8 jersey.
The midfielder made the move from Brescia, on loan for €10m with option to buy for €10m, plus up to €15m in add-ons and a 10 per cent cut of any future sale.
The medical tests were performed today and he signed the five-year contract this afternoon.
He had been very close to joining Inter for similar terms, but after the Nerazzurri kept pushing back the completion while they focused on other targets, Milan came in with their own offer.
Tonali is a lifelong Rossoneri supporter, so Brescia President Massimo Cellino assured it was an easy choice for the 20-year-old to make.
“We are delighted to welcome Sandro Tonali to AC Milan,” said CEO Ivan Gazidis.
“He is one of the most promising young talents in international football. Sandro has a love for the Club and an understanding of its values that will add to what we want to build together. Welcome Sandro!"
There were reports he called Gennaro Gattuso personally to ask if he could inherit his Number 8 jersey.
“We are happy to welcome Sandro to the Rossoneri family,” said technical director Paolo Maldini.
“We are convinced he can give an important contribution to build a successful future together. He is a midfielder of great prospects who will know how to interpret the values of our club.”