Sandro Tonali is officially a player of Milan, after undergoing the medical and signing the contract today.
It’s finally official: Tonali, one of the most exciting young midfielders has joined Milan – the team of his heart and the one he has supported his entire life.
The official statement on the Milan website reads on Wednesday evening:
“Milan is delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Tonali from Brescia Calcio on loan with the option to make the deal permanent. The player will wear the number 8 jersey.
“Born in Lodi on 8 May 2000, Tonali started playing football with Lombardia Uno, a Milan academy, before moving to Piacenza and then, aged 12, to Brescia. Tonali came through the youth ranks of the Rondinelle, making his senior début in Serie B aged 17. In three seasons as a professional player with Brescia, Tonali made 89 appearances, scoring 7 goals.
“Sandro has also played for the Italian U19 (11 apps) and U21 (5 apps) teams and made his Italian senior debut on 19 October 2019. He has 3 international caps for the Italian National team.
“Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Milan, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Tonali to Milan. 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!’.
“Paolo Maldini, Milan’s Technical Area Director added: ‘We are excited to welcome Sandro to the Rossoneri family. As a talented, young midfielder he will not only embrace the values of Milan but also make a significant contribution to the future success of the Club.’”
The figures are the deal are the following: Milan pay Brescia €10m for the loan while the option to buy is €15m + €10m of bonuses. In addition, Brescia will be owed 15% of a future sale, should the price of Tonali be above €30 million. The player signed a five-year deal worth €2m per season.
Tonali joins Tommaso Pobega, Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer in the center of the midfield. However, Milan are still looking to add one more starting-qualify midfielder to the squad.