OFFICIAL: Laxalt and Castillejo join Milan, Bacca to Villarreal

By Nikita Fesyukov -

Milan have officially announced the transfers of Diego Laxalt from Genoa and Samuel Castillejo from Villarreal. The two players join Ivan Strinic, Pepe Reina, Alen Halilovic, Mattia Caldara, Gonzalo Higuain and Tiémoué Bakayoko as summer additions, in what was a fruitful transfer campaign.

Both players underwent medical check-ups yesterday and have joined the team in training today. Milan have published this statement on their official website:

AC Milan are delighted to announce the signings of Spanish forward Samuel Castillejo Azuaga(“Samu”) and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Sebastian Laxalt Suárez (“Diego”) from Villarreal CF and Genoa CFC respectively. Both players join the club on a permanent basis. 

Born in Malaga on 18 January 1995, Samu rose through the youth ranks at his hometown club before breaking into the first team at the age of 19. In his debut season, he made a total of 34 league appearances. In June 2015, Samu moved to Villarreal establishing himself as a pillar of the Spanish team.

Born in Montevideo on 7 February 1993, Diego’s Serie A debut was against AC Milan in 2013 during a spell at Bologna. He has since gone on to make 130 appearances in Serie A following stints with Genoa, Bologna and Empoli. The 25-year-old is coming off the back of a quarter-final finish at the World Cup in Russia with Uruguay.

With the signing of the players Bakayoko, Castillejo and Laxalt AC Milan completed its incoming transfers for this summer transfer campaign.

The Club also announces the agreement for Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada and Gianluca Lapadula to join Villarreal CF and Genoa CFC respectively, both on a permanent basis. AC Milan wishes both players the best of luck in their future sporting endeavours, and thanks them for their professionalism and commitment to the Club.

Diego and Samu will be presented to the media today Friday, 17th August, at 3 PM CEST at Casa Milan alongside Tiémoué Bakayoko. The press conference will be broadcast live on Milan TV as well as in live streaming on (in Italian) and on (in English).

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