CM: The background as Milan reach agreement in principle with Sportiello

By Isak Möller -

Marco Sportiello is seemingly just one step away from securing a move to AC Milan for next season. The goalkeeper will replace Ciprian Tatarusanu as the backup for Mike Maignan, a report claims. 

Tatarusanu has been decent this fall, forced to cover for the injured Maignan, but it’s clear that there is a huge quality difference between the two. For next season, Milan are prepared to welcome a new goalkeeper.

According to, Sportiello is just one step away from securing a move to the Rossoneri. An agreement in principle has been reached and he will sign the contract in February, when he’s legally allowed to sign a pre-contract.

Milan chose Sportiello not just because of his contract situation with Atalanta, but also because Stefano Pioli gave his blessing to the move. The manager worked with Sportiello at Fiorentina and he believes that the 30-year-old is a very capable goalkeeper.

Maignan has nearly recovered and will soon be the starting goalkeeper for Milan again, but for now Pioli has to rely on Tatarusanu.

Tags AC Milan Atalanta Marco Sportiello
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