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Official: Leo Duarte to AC Milan

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A deal that has been rumoured for some time finally goes through.

According to Football-Italia.net, it is now official.

The story has been confirmed by Milan, through there official channels.

The Brazilian defender Leo Duarte has joined from Flamengo for a figure believed to be 11 million Euros.

A club officials said:

” Milan has today deposited Leo Duarte’s contract with Lega Serie A.”

It is understood the defender has signed for the Rossoneri a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old made 60 appearances for Flamengo and scored two goals.

He has yet to be called up to the national team.

He is thought to have been acquired with a view to replacing Cristian Zapata. The Colombian left Milan to join Genoa.

On Milan’s official club website, the statement read:

AC Milan  delighted to announce that the Club has reached an agreement with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.”

“For the acquisition of Brazilian defender, Leonardo Campos Duarte da Silva. ”

“Léo Duarte will be the 36th Brazilian footballer to wear the Rossoneri jersey.”

“Thus continuing “The Green and Yellow” long tradition that is part of the history of AC Milan.”

Milan’s transfer activity has been extensive this window.

They are trying to recover from a disappointing season with new manager Marco Giampaolo at the helm.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 13: Leo Duarte of Flamengo runs for the ball during a match between Flamengo and LDU Quito as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 at Maracana Stadium on March 13, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images)