Fabrizio Romano confirms Milan are closing in on first signing for summer 2023

By Oliver Fisher -

Another source has now confirmed that AC Milan are closing in on the signing of Marco Sportiello on a free transfer from Atalanta.

The Milan management might well have been banking on Mike Maignan being fit for virtually the entire season, but once again it had not happened as Ciprian Tatarusanu has been called upon to deputise for the majority of the campaign.

Some have been calling for the Rossoneri to sign a younger, more athletic and more confident goalkeeper to ensure a smoother transition from No.1 to No.2 in that role and to help the defence feel more secure, even if Tatarusanu has done a solid job overall.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Milan are close to completing the signing of Marco Sportiello as a new back-up goalkeeper. He would arrive as a free agent ahead of 2022-23, meaning his deal would be valid starting from June 1.

Sportiello will join from Atalanta to replace Tatarusanu as Maignan’s deputy, given that the Frenchman obviously remains the first choice.

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