AC Milan have confirmed the signings of Bakaye Traorè and Riccardo Montolivo on Bosman transfers.
Both midfielders, Traorè arrives from French club Nancy and Montolivo has joined the Rossoneri after his contract at Fiorentina expired.
Traore has signed a deal through June 2015, while Italian international Montolivo has signed through 2016.
That Toure ended up at the San Siro is not a surprise after his radio interview earlier this month when he said:
“I am happy to finally announce that I’m going to sign for Milan. It’s an incredible sensation,” he told RMC radio.
“I am signing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. There will be a lot of competition for places, which is only normal, but there will also be the motivation to grow further.”
Montolivo, whose family are Rossoneri supporters, was one of the bright spots for his country at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in his career he has scored 331 goals at both club and international level between Atalanta and Fiorentina, with 32 goals coming for the Azzurri.
These will not be the only signings for Milan this year as they have to replace Gattuso, Nesta, Zambrotta, Van Bommel and Inzaghi. Lots of big shoes to fill. Are Traorè And Montolivo up to the task?