Sven Botman has essentially make a pledge to AC Milan that he will join from Lille during the summer transfer window, a report claims.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Dutch defender has chosen to move to Milan over Newcastle once the transfer window reopens and the fact he was willing to reject the Magpies has paved the way for Maldini and Massara, who now have to find an agreement with Lille.
Botman has already made his decision and in recent days an agreement between Milan and his entourage has been reached an in principle over a five-year contract that should guarantee the player a basic salary of €3.5m net (which is €17.5m net in total).
Thanks to the tax discount provided for by the Growth Decree, the signing of Botman will cost just over €5m per season in gross, so around €25m. Maldini and Massara will have to find an agreement with Lille but they are likely to wait until nearer the end of the season so as not to cause any issues.