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Steal of the summer market: Jack Bonaventura's great season for AC Milan

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He almost signed for Inter Milan, then Galliani made the steal and it was a great move for AC Milan.

Jack after scoring against Cesena
Jack after scoring against Cesena
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Jack Bonaventura had some busy day during the last week of the summer market. Inter Milan almost signed the Italian midfielder on September 1, but then, thanks to the failure of the operation involving Jonathan Biabiany, Galliani and Pippo Inzaghi convinced in a few hours Bonaventura to sign for AC Milan. They finalized the deal "faster than the speed of light" and it was one of the few expensive moves they made in the last two years: they paid € 7.00M to Atalanta and signed Jack with a contract expiring in 2019 (he wept tears of happiness while signing his contract).

He lived one of the strangest story of this summer market and now he's one of the few positive things for AC Milan.

Bonaventura is a versatile player that played in many position this season: left or right winger or midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation and left or right attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1. The good thing is that he played great in all these positions and his 4 goals/4 assists season is the result of his performances. Jack is one of the few quality midfielder of AC Milan roster and this is confirmed by his 81% passing accuracy (behind De Jong, Rami and Mexes), but he's also a midfield warrior and he ranks only behind Nigel De Jong among midfielders for total defensive actions (interceptions+blocked shots+clearences). He's active even in the attacking phase: 44 total shots (only behind Jeremy Menez), 31% shot accuracy and 4 goals scored.

Jack Bonaventura is a complete, versatile player who knows how to work hard and AC Milan would be in bigger troubles if Adriano Galliani didn't convince him this summer. In conclusion, without one of the few good intuitions by our management we wouldn't have seen plays like these.