Saturday January 16 2021
Meite: 'Milan a legendary club'

Soualiho Meite was ‘so happy to be contacted by a legendary club like Milan’ and assures the fans he can ‘cross with both feet.’

He completed the move on Friday evening, on loan with option to buy for a reported €9-10m from Torino.

“Milan are a great team with great history, a legendary club like AC Milan, therefore I was so happy when they contacted me,” the midfielder told their website. “I spoke to my family and friends, I was so happy.

“Milan have always had great players and targeted top objectives, and I want to be a part of that.”

Meite turns 27 in March and has been in Serie A with Torino since the summer of 2018.

“I am a player who likes to keep possession, while I can cross with both feet. My objective is to play at the level the team has currently, going as far as possible in both Serie A and Europe.

“I’m so happy to be here with a team that has an illustrious history. It’s a little sad that we are playing without the fans, but I can tell them to stand by us and give us their strength.”

Born in Paris, he played for Auxerre, Lille, Zulte Waregem, Monaco and Girondins de Bordeaux.

“I started playing football when I was seven, my father was a player when he was younger, although not at a high level, but he passed on that passion to me.

“I went on to sign for Auxerre when I was 13 and that’s where I developed until the age of 17, when I signed my first professional contract. That’s where it all began.”