Tuesday June 28 2016
Agent: ‘Milan made Lapadula promise’

Gianluca Lapadula chose Milan after assurances “he’ll play an important role”, according to his agent.

The striker was widely expected to join Napoli or Juventus, but on Friday the Rossoneri concluded a deal to bring the Serie B top-scorer to San Siro.

“It was a lightning deal with Milan,” Alessandro Moggi confirmed to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“We closed it in a few hours after the blitz from the Rossoneri. He chose that club because they immediately showed confidence in him, saying he’d play an important role in the team.

“The presence of [Gonzalo] Higuain at Napoli weighed heavily on his choice, he was never totally convinced.”

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