AC Milan has announced the signing of Argentine centre-back Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal on a four-year deal, as he was unveiled at both Milanello and Casa Milan.
Musacchio becomes AC Milan’s first signing as they look to re-build their squad ahead of next season.
The 26-year-old was nabbed from Spanish club Villareal for €15 million, with €3m more in bonuses. They have also been heavily linked with a move for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, with the 20-year-old expected to undergo a medical this week, and Ricardo Rodriguez.
Musacchio started his professional career with River Plate before joining Villarreal in 2009, Musacchio made his La Liga debut by playing the last 15 minutes in Villareal’s 2–1 home win over Athletic Bilbao, and from that minute onwards he was forever elevated to Villarreal’s first team, progressively outperforming more experienced Iván Marcano and Gonzalo Rodríguez. He has made over 200 appearances in all competitions, but will now continue his career in Serie A.
Subsequent of undergoing his medicals on Monday at the Clinica La Madonnina, the former Villarreal player was at Milanello Sports Center on Tuesday and after that at Casa Milan where he signed a contract until 30 June 2021.
He is the first official signing of the SES era, Musacchio made 30 league appearances all season for The Yellow Submarines, playing convincingly for Villareal and even making two assists.