Thursday, 6 August 2009

[Mercato] Milan agree Huntelaar deal

AC Milan have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Real Madrid to sign Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Klaas-Jan HuntelaarMilan vice-President Adriano Galliani revealed earlier that a deal, thought to be in the region of 15million euros, has been agreed between the two clubs for the 25-year-old, who arrived in Milan this afternoon to complete his transfer.

"With Real Madrid there is already an agreement on everything, the deal has been finalised," Galliani told Sky Sport 24 this morning.

A statement on Milan's official website later added: "The Dutch player will be subjected to the medical checks tomorrow, after which he will sign a contract which will keep him with the Rossoneri until 30 June, 2013."

Huntelaar, who fell down the pecking order of attacking players after new Real Madrid President Florentino Perez embarked on his summer spending spree, scored eight goals in 20 appearances in Spain's Primera Liga following his transfer from Ajax in January.

The former PSV Eindhoven and Heerenveen striker has been capped 23 times by his country, scoring 13 senior goals.

"I am very happy to be in Milan, which is a very special club and city for us Dutchmen," the striker told the gathering media at Malpensa airport upon his arrival.

"I know the football and the training in Italy is different to Spain, but I'm ready, I want to start the training and start the new adventure itself. I'm really happy."

New Rossoneri coach Leonardo, who held an urgent summit with Galliani and owner Silvio Berlusconi yesterday, targeted the international forward after negotiations for Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko and Sevilla's Luis Fabiano broke down.

German outfit Stuttgart had agreed a deal with Madrid earlier but Huntelaar turned down a move to the Bundesliga and is now set to finalise a move to the San Siro.

Source: Various

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