Seemingly out of nowhere, it has emerged today that AC Milan have secured the signing of Noah Okafor from Red Bull Salzburg.
Fabrizio Romano broke the news that the deal was very close to completion, and in his most recent update he has given it the ‘here we go’ status, meaning that everything has been agreed.
The journalist writes that it will be a fee of around €13-14m to Red Bull Salzburg and a long-term deal has been agreed with the player. His medical booked for tomorrow, so he will arrive in Italy before then.
Romano also gave some interesting background on Milan’s pursuit of Okafor, beginning by stating that head coach Stefano Pioli asked for him back in 2022 having been impressed with what he saw.
He also states that there was an ‘excellent feeling’ after the games between Milan and Red Bull Salzburg in the last edition of the Champions League, in which he scored the opening goal in the 1-1 draw in Austria.