AC Milan close to Uruguay international signing

AC Milan are about to close the signing of Uruguay international Matias Vina to replace the ongoing Ricardo Rodriguez.

AC Milan are about to sell Ricardo Rodriguez to PSV on loan with the obligation to make the move permanent at the end of the season for a reported fee of around €6 million. In the last days of the January transfer window the Rossoneri must find a replacement with Matias Vina the number one target.

Initially the Rossoneri evaluated the return of Diego Laxalt from Torino but turned their attention to his Matias Vina after Laxalt’s refusal. The 22-year-old Uruguayan will be the back up of Theo Hernandez.

According to reports, the Rossoneri have offered 1.5 million euros for Vina’s loan with the right which becomes an obligation to buy after 8 appearances. AC Milan are willing to pay an additional 6.5 million to make the transfer permanent bringing the total fee to 8 million.

Vina play for Nacional Montevideo who have not yet decided whether to accept AC Milan’s proposal. Sky Sport journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the player is pushing for his move to AC Milan and is going to talk with the president of the Uruguayan club to convince him to accept Milan’s offer.

The Rossoneri are optimistic about closing a deal in the coming hours but must be ware of Palmeiras who have made an official offer for Vina. The Nacional Montevideo left-back is only considering Milan’s proposal. The 22-year-old who has made 6 appearances since his debut with the national team of Uruguay is convinced he can make the difference at a bigger stage in Serie A.

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