Milan Set to Sign Long-Term Midfield Target

Milan and Valencia have struck a definite agreement for United States international Yunus Musah to join the Rossoneri. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Spaniards have handed Stefano Pioli’s side a seal of approval after receiving an €18 million offer.

In addition to the initial fee, Milan will fork out another €2m in performance-related add-ons. It’s been almost a month since Musah gave the Serie A giants his go-ahead to negotiate his arrival from Valencia. However, Los Che had played a hard bargain until yesterday.

Pressured by the player’s unwavering desire to continue his career at San Siro, Valencia have finally green-lighted the deal. With the imminent handshake, the Italians’ transfer outlay has breached the €100m threshold. Bonuses included, it’s close to €130m. 

Musah will be in Italy to undergo his medicals by the end of the week. Viewed as a valuable addition to the Milan squad, the USMNT midfielder can cover a multitude of positions in the center of the park. He can perform as a ‘mezzala’ in a new 4-3-3 formation.

But if Pioli reverts to a 4-2-3-1, Musah would probably contest fellow newcomers Tijjani Reijnders and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for a place in the double pivot. Known for his strength and acceleration, the Arsenal youth academy graduate will unlikely shy away from the challenge.

Once the 20-year-old’s arrival becomes official, Milan should focus on offloading numerous unsettled players to offset their lavish spending. 

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