The rebuilding at Milan continues. Leo Duarte is expected in Milan from Flamengo to conclude a deal.
The Flamengo boss confirmed, “Leo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan it’s all done.”
The defender Duarte has appeared on the Milan radar in recent weeks after rivals Roma expressed an interest and his impressive performances for the Brazilian club.
The deal is believed to cost AC Milan around 11 million Euros. He is being signed to a five-year contract and Italian giants.
The Flamengo manager went on to say.
“He’s preparing for his move to Europe. I wish him all the best.”
The 23-year-old has played 100 times for the Brazilian club, and as a centre-back has managed 2 goals to boot.
He joins former Flamengo teammate Lucas Paqueta at the San Siro.
Milan is in a rebuilding stage. They failed to qualify for the Champions League. There has been some major backroom reshuffling.
In an attempt to bring back the glory days, club legends have been brought in.
Paolo Maldini was appointed as technical director and Zvonimir Boban as a chief footballing officer.
This is not some kind of fairy tale romance from days of old.
Club favorite Gennaro Gattuso was relieved of his duties in May. Leonardo was allowed to move on to PSG. After failing to deliver the goods on the field.
Milan has been active in the transfer window. Signing Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid and midfielder Rade Krunic from Empoli in an attempt to bring some strength to the side.
There are plenty of others being linked with the Rossoneri. It is believed there is still some activity going on behind the scenes. A forward is thought to be next on the agenda.