Milan settle for Bonaventura

AC Milan are thrilled to have acquired Italian winger Giacomo Bonaventura from Atalanta after the Rossoneri missed out on Parma's Jonathan Biabiany.

Last Updated: 02/09/14 at 11:57 Post Comment

Giacomo Bonaventura: Has joined AC Milan

Giacomo Bonaventura: Has joined AC Milan

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French winger Biabiany was set to join Milan but the transfer collapsed on Monday after defender Cristiano Zaccardo turned down a move to Parma as part of the swap deal.

Milan moved quickly to acquire the 25-year-old Bonaventura, who has signed a five-year contract at San Siro.

"Once the deal with Biabiany collapsed, we had to act fast and we thought of Bonaventura," AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told acmilan.com.

"Zaccardo turned down the move and we thought we still needed to sign a player.

"Bonaventura is a great player and a wonderful person. He is still young and has great quality."

Bonaventura scored five goals in 31 Serie A appearances for Atalanta last season.

He made his Italy debut in a 4-0 victory over San Marino in May 2013.

I'd say there are genuine reasons for Milan fans to feel optimistic for the coming season
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