Thursday January 24 2013
Milan complete Zaccardo-Mesbah swap

Cristian Zaccardo’s agent has confirmed a transfer to Milan in exchange for Djamel Mesbah to Parma. “His contract will be to June 2017.”

The right-back turned 31 last month and has been at Parma since 2009, after spells at Bologna, Spezia, Palermo and Wolfsburg.

“Milan is a great opportunity for Zaccardo and a real high point in his career,” agent Alessandro Moggi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“His contract will be to June 2017, as Milan have bought out the existing deal from Parma. Zaccardo hasn’t given up on anything.”

The transfer had already been in the works earlier this month, but abandoned after Zaccardo refused to accept a shorter contract.

Mesbah makes the move to Parma in exchange and both players are expected to undergo medicals tomorrow.

Signing a right-back also fuels speculation that Milan are about to sell Ignazio Abate to Zenit.