AC Milan sign Salamon
Young Polish defender Bartosz Salamon has moved to Italian giants AC Milan.
Salamon has signed on with AC Milan until the summer of 2017. Until now, he has played for Brescia Calcio in Serie B and has impressed many clubs with his consistent play.
The 21-year-old centre-back, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, will join the Rossoneri for a rumored fee of €3.5 - 3.8 million.
Other clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, SSC Napoli, and Zenit St.Petersburg were also reported as being interested in Salamon.
"This is a dream come true for me. AC Milan is one of the best clubs in Europe with great achievements and an amazing history. It's the top club in Italy. I couldn't have dreamt for a better club. AC Milan first bought Mario Balotelli and then bought me. I will do everything I can to play" said an excited Salamon.
Rumours surrounding the transfer of Salamon have been circulating for over two years now with names like Pep Guardiola being interested in bringing him to Barcelona. Perhaps now, Poland coach Waldemar Fornalik might want to open his eyes and call Salamon up. I was disappointed when Salamon was omitted from the squad called up for the February friendlies.
Salamon was once called up by coach Smuda in 2011 when the Polish NT travelled to the US and Canada to play two friendlies. However, Salamon did not make an appearance and is still uncapped at the senior level.
It will be interesting how Salamon fits into AC Milan's immediate plans. Although purchased as a young prospect, Salamon might get some playing time this season. In terms of centre-backs AC Milan has Phillipe Mexes, Cristian Zapata, and Daniele Bonera - so Salamon will be hard pressed to find himself any minutes in that position. However, some reports have said that he has been brought into Milan as a defensive midfielder which would make sense. Currently AC Milan's defensive mids are Massimo Ambrosini and Nigel De Jong - both of whom are injured with the latter to return no earlier than May.
Regardless if Salamon gets any playing time this season, this is a great move in his young career and will have fantastic players to learn from.
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