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A.C. Milan have officially completed the transfer of 26-year old striker Gianluca Lapadula from Pescara Calcio on Friday.

In a shocking move that surprised all across the Italian peninsula, the Rossoneri have pulled off the summer swoop for last season’s Serie B capocannoniere winner Gianluca Lapadula from Pescara, the club has confirmed.

Lapadula, who received major interest across Italy from Juventus, Napoli, Sassuolo and Genoa, opted to join up with Milan who presented him the best opportunity to start at Italian football’s highest level in Serie A.

The official statement from the red and black read:

“Welcome Gianluca! All Rossoneri hope that Gianluca can have the most beautiful satisfaction of his career with us, and it’s with this spirit and enthusiasm that the player has signed with Milan until June 30, 2021.”

Lapadula, who bagged a gaudy 30 goals to partner twelve assists in forty-six total appearances last season for the Delfini, was immense in Massimo Oddo’s stellar Serie B campaign, helping earn promotion to Serie A for the 2016-17 season.

Pescara will receive €9m plus €1m in bonuses for the transfer of the former Parma man who will earn wages of €1.2m per year under his new five-year contract with the seven-time Champions League winners.

After jumping from club to club throughout his entire career, the ex-Bianconeri youth product is now Rossonero.


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