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Official: AC Milan Sign Midfielder Sandro Tonali From Brescia On Loan

The summer coup is complete.

AC Milan

AC Milan on their website have officially announced the signing of Italy international Sandro Tonali from Brescia on a one year loan deal with an option to buy. The player who is a lifelong Milan fan will wear the no. 8 jersey worn by his idol Gennaro Gattuso as he occupies a similar to the the legendary midfield enforcer.

The young midfielder is one of the top Italian prospects and one of the most promising players in Serie A last season. Tonali plays primarily as a defensive midfielder but can alternate as a central midfielder. Tonali has 35 appearances in Serie A and 53 appearances in Serie B where he has scored 6 goals and provided 16 assists.

Tonali will round out a stacked rotation of central midfielders in Stefano Pioli's 4-2-3-1 system alongside Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie for the upcoming season. Milan are also looking to add one more midfielder to this solid line-up.