OFFICIAL – AC Milan complete Leroy Abanda signing after Piatek

After Piatek, AC Milan have completed the signing Leroy Abanda Mfomo. The young left back joins on a free transfer from Monaco. 

The arrival of Geoffrey Moncada as AC Milan’s chief scout, is allowing the Rossoneri to also buy young talents who in a very shot period of time can highlight their potential and become first important team players. Now AC Milan are adding another prospect to their ranks.

The Red and Black have just closed the signing of Leroy Abanda Mfomo from Monaco. L’Equipe first announced the transfer but a few minutes ago the player confirmed everything on Instagram (photo below): “Thanks for everything Monaco” he wrote. AC Milan are without a doubt the most active Italian team on the transfer market. Leroy’s contract with Monaco was set to expire in June 2019 so AC Milan signed him on a free transfer. Abanda Mfomo will immediately join AC Milan in the coming days after Monaco approved his departure in advance. The 18 year old defender will join Milan Primavera for the remaining of the season.

According to reports The French defender will sign a five year contract. Leroy Abanda Mfomo is a left-back that can also play as left midfielder. This season he made 10 appearances in UEFA’s Youth League, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists. Truly enviable numbers considering his defensive role. Abanda has also played with France under-16 and 17, making a total of 11 appearances. The starlet was strongly desired by the chief scout Moncada who knows him well since the two worked together at Monaco.

Leroy Abanda Mfomo

On the left flank AC Milan have lacked freshness and quality. It is still early to say whether Abanda is ready for the first team, but certainly he is a promising defender with a bright future ahead of him. Currently, coach Gennaro Gattuso can only really count on Ricardo Rodriguez on that position. Diego Laxalt has disappointed while Ivan Strinic (30 years old) has just recovered from a heart problem. 

Leroy Abanda Mfomo on Instagram

After Lucas Paqueta, Piatek and Tiago Djalo, the signing of Leroy Abanda is another sign that AC Milan will count a lot of young talents in the future. A clear signal that confirms Elliot’s project and the long term commitment of the American owners. 

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