Report: Milan complete signing of talented ex-Lyon defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have completed the signing of former Lyon defender Riad Tahar on a three-year deal, according to a report.

Paolo Maldini and the rest of the Rossoneri leadership have made five signings for the senior team this summer; namely Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer.

However, it is clear that the new management are looking to the future by stocking up the Primavera with exciting young talent, and on Friday they have added another name to that group.

Tahar was not offered a new deal by his club at the end of last season, meaning he has been able to leave Lyon on a free transfer.

As a result, the 17-year-old has decided to take his talents to Italy and sign a three-year professional contract with Milan, France Football report.

He has even been pictured with Paolo Maldini, which should both confirm his arrival and perhaps also explain why the Milan director was not present at Milanello for training.

The former France U16 international – who plays as a centre-back – will begin his time with the Primavera side.

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