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AC Milan completed the signing of Roma right back Leonardo D’Alessio. The Rossoneri have secured one of the best Italian young defenders.
The attention of the media was totally concentrated on the Charles De Ketelaere affair in recent days. However, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are playing simultaneously on a number of tables. In the same time with De Ketelaere, AC Milan have completed the purchase of Leonardo D’Alessio from Roma
The shocking signing of Leonardo D’Alessio from AC Milan is considered a bolt from the blue in the capitol. The Rossoneri have secured the services of one of the brightest talents of Italian football who was expected to join Roma’s first squad this season.
Author of two fantastic seasons with the Under-17 and Under-18 Roma squad. D’Alessio embodies the perfect example of what a young football player must be. Diligent on the pitch and in school, he applies rigor and education in everything he does. The highly-rated 18-year-old right back played for 9 years in Roma’s youth ranks.
Leonardo D’Alessio will initially join the AC Milan Primavera squad coached by Ignazio Abate. However, the Rossoneri strongly believe that he will quickly move to the first team. Milan are confident they have another Pierre Kalulu in their hands. The French defender too arrived to play for the Primavera before quickly move to play for Stefano Pioli’ squad.
Roma announced the transfer of Leonardo D’Alessio with an official statement without mentioning how much have the Rossoneri spent for the Italian right back. acmilaninfo.com can confirm that Roma will have a 10% sell-on clause in their favor. Once again Paolo Maldini played a key role convincing Leonardo that AC Milan is the perfect environment for young and talented players. The Rossoneri are increasingly attracting top talent on the market through their great work in the last years with young players like Leao, Tonali, Tomori and Kalulu.
🤝 Leonardo D’Alessio ceduto a titolo definitivo al Milan.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 30, 2022