Alessio Cerci delighted to join AC Milan
Italian winger Alessio Cerci is happy to return to Italy. In a career that started in Italy with AS Roma, Cerci was loaned out to many clubs before moving to Florentina and then to Atletico Madrid.
On 1 September 2014 Cerci signed a three-year deal with La Liga title holders Atlético Madrid, for an undisclosed fee. Benched for most of his stint there, he is now moving to AC Milan.
Exchange deal between Atletico Madrid and AC Milan
After arriving in Italy on Thursday evening to complete the move, Cerci has said that playing for AC Milan has always been his dream. His move to Milan has resulted in an agreement that a player from Milan will be loaned out to Atletico Madrid. Cerci is set to sign an 18-month loan deal with Milan, exchanging places with Fernando Torres, who has already returned to Atletico and started training with his new teammates.
In a statement Cerci said, "I'm delighted. I've been waiting a long time to be able to get here. It's what I wanted. The most important thing for me is to be back in Italy. It's been a long journey to get here, but getting to Milan means I have made it."
"I've already spoken to [Milan coach Filippo] Inzaghi," Cerci added. "There are still a few things that need to be sorted out, but when we get them resolved then I'll be delighted.”
Later on Friday he told the AC Milan website, “I'm truly delighted to be here and I can't wait to get started," He continued, "I'll explain everything to the fans at a press conference, but what I can say is that I will give everything I've got, and that's guaranteed."
This exchange deal between Milan and Atletico Madrid will help both the players as they are trying to regain their form by some means. For Torres, it’s a great opportunity to join his boyhood club and play in front of his home fans.