Simon Kjaer Extends Milan Contract, Signs Three-Year Deal

Milan have fulfilled one of their short-term tasks of renewing defensive ace Simon Kjaer’s contract deal at San Siro, the club announced yesterday through an official statement.

AC Milan are delighted to announce that Simon Thorup Kjær has extended his contract with the Club until 30 June 2024.

Simon, who is an exemplary professional on and off the pitch, captain of Denmark and on the 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, joined the Rossoneri in January 2020, making his debut against Spal in the Coppa Italia. In total, the Dane has made 66 appearances and scored one goal, which came against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Now, Kjær and AC Milan will be continuing their journey together.”

The details of the deal emerged via TUTTOmercatoweb, which revealed that the Danish centre-back will receive €1.5m net per season until the end of the 2023/24 season when his contract expires. He will now be the worthy recipient of €300,000 more than what he used to receive.

The 32-year-old has been a cornerstone of Stefano Pioli’s outfit ever since he joined the club from Atalanta, where he was on loan from Sevilla during the 2019/20 season.

Speaking of the contract renewal deal to Milan TV (via MilanNews) in an exclusive interview, the defender expressed his happiness on continuing with the Rossoneri.

He said: “Before I arrived here I saw that there was a quality group, perhaps they lacked a bit of confidence and awareness in their own means. We have become a great team, at the moment the strongest in Italy. Also the year. last we did very well.”

He revealed his intention of finishing his career at the San Siro.

“To leave a signal that a Dane like me has done something important in Milan. I want to finish my career here, not in 2024 because I am still young (smiles). In football, however, we must not look too far ahead. I look day after day,” he said.