Final Day Mayhem
Long time serving Kakha Kaladze finally found himself departing from his beloved Milan after being with the club for ten years. The Georgian defender had been linked to a possible departure last year already but nothing ever materialised. However; last night saw another deal between the Diavoli and the Grifoni materialise as the left-back signed for Genoa for an un-disclosed fee.
With the arrival of Ibrahimovic and the inevtiable arrival of Robinho both Huntelaar and Borriello found themselves out of the running for a starting spot in the squad. The Dutchman had been linked with a possible summer move since the World Cup and in the final hours German side Shalke snapped up the young forward for a reported fee of 10.3 million Euros.
Italian international Marco Borriello unfortuantely also found himself without a gaurantee of a starting position at the club. In a last minute hustle between Juventus and Roma, the ex-Genoa forward declined the bianconeri's offer and decided to join Adriano at Roma. The deal terms see Borriello loaned to the Giallorossi with an option to buy him next year for about 10 million Euros.
But for Milanisti the main transfer of the day had to be the signing of Robinho from Manchester City in a four-year deal. The Brazlian arrived in the fashion capital yesterday morning where he underwent his medical. He signed for the Rossoneri in the late afternoon.
It was a crazy few hours for Galliani and Braida as they worked the market for the best possible deals and it certainly payed off. Now its time to see how the team works together.
Milan's Summer Signings 2010:
Sokratis Papastathopoulos ( Genoa)
Montelongo (River Plate Montevideo)
Robinho (Manchester City)