Thursday July 2 2015
Luiz Adriano: ‘Can’t wait for Milan’

New Milan striker Luiz Adriano says he ‘can’t wait’ to get started, after signing from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Brazilian has joined the Rossoneri on a five-year deal for €8m, and will join up with his new teammates in the coming days.

“Today is a very important and happy day for my career,” Adriano told Calciomercato.

“I’m leaving Shakhtar after eight years, a club that is very important to me. They believed in my potential, and helped me establish myself in world football.

“I thank President Rinat Akhmetov , the Coach Mircea Lucescu - who was like a father to me - and all my teammates, who helped me to achieve these levels.

“I want to give a special thanks to the fans, who always showed me their affection.

“I’ve joined one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’m very happy. I can’t wait to start training and playing for Milan.”

image via @acmilan

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