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

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Clyne: Title challenge the aim for Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne says Liverpool's season aim should be to challenge for the Premier League title and make the final of a cup competition.

United plummet below City in rankings

Manchester United have fallen four places behind Manchester City and dropped to 20th overall in UEFA's club coefficient rankings.

Gareth Bale says he's happy at Real Madrid

Wales star Gareth Bale insists he's settled with Real Madrid and wants to play in a central attacking role for them.

Mail Box

Pedro Really Is Louis Van Gaal's 'Answer'

For all the United worrying, Pedro really could be the key to happiness. Plus more predictions, Chelsea's squad, Thierry Henry, Diego Costa and El Clasicoast...

Chelsea Are Stronger Than Last Season

One Chelsea fan points out that they won the league last year and have improved, so... Plus thoughts on United worries, pre-season predictions, Valdes and Chuba...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company