Pellegatti showers Milan’s ‘charismatic and compelling’ €7m summer signing with praise

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan fans should be excited about welcoming Yacine Adli in the summer transfer window as he continues to impress for Bordeaux, a report claims.

The Rossoneri already know what their first ‘new signing’ ahead of the 2022-23 season will be and it is Adli, who was actually signed during the last summer mercato but remained on loan at Bordeaux for the rest of the season.

It was a signing that had been rumoured in the weeks prior but seemed to be closed very quickly, no doubt because of the fact that the loan return was dangled as a carrot to get the operation over the line.

That means that Adli will be the first reinforcement that Pioli welcomes along with others such as Tommaso Pobega and returning loanees from around Italy. Carlo Pellegatti spoke on his YouTube channel about Adli and how he has become a ‘symbol’ in Ligue 1.

“I’m talking about him because I have good news – it is gratifying, promising and prospective news. Adli plays in a team that is doing badly but he has become captain, the symbol… he is the player fighting for this shirt, a symbolic and charismatic and compelling player, who is giving everything. He was made captain, he is already from Milan and could not fail to have stimuli but he is there to fight for Bordeaux,” he said (via MilanLive).

“This is important because it means that Milan welcome an excellent player, let’s see if he will become a champion. We are with our feet on the ground but it definitely takes a champion of head and heart.

“I wanted to convey to you these positive feelings about Adli. Milan take on a great player, who will give everything for the Rossoneri colours. He is a great professional, a great man, as well as a great and intelligent player.”

MilanNews reported that Milan managed to get the deal across the line for €7m plus bonuses when the initial asking price was €15m, with the plan behind the loan being to allow Adli another year to keep growing in a comfort zone of sorts and to come back a more well-rounded player.

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