Sandro Tonali is now officially an AC Milan player, with the club announcing his transfer from Brescia yesterday evening on their website. The 20-year-old joins the Rossoneri on an initial loan deal for 10 million euros with an option to buy for 15 million and additional bonuses worth another 10 million.
Important things are expected from the young Italian midfielder, with many statistics indicating the importance of the transfer for the club. We present you all the stats that show just how good Tonali’s signing could be for Milan thanks to @Futball_Karim on Twitter:
- 1.9 Key passes/game (2nd best in Serie A for deep-midfielders), 0.9 Key passes/game from corners (league best), 0.5 Key passes/game from freekicks (league best), 1.1 Key passes/game from long passes (league best)
- 7 Assists (league best for deep-midfielder), 6.28 xA (expected assists) (league best for deep-midfielder), 11 Big chances created (league best for deep-midfielder)
- Only Bennacer (54) made more interceptions than Tonali (39) from U23 midfielders in Serie A
- 3rd most fouled midfielder in the league (Behind De Paul & Castrovilli)
- Of 151 players to attempt at least 100 crosses last season, Sandro Tonali boasted the best accuracy (37.8%) in Europe’s top five leagues
- 3rd best dribble success in the league (80%), only 1.9% behind Bennacer in first