AC Milan closing in on Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez


Swiss international Ricardo Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to terms with Serie A outfit AC Milan.

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The 24-year-old has accumulated 43 caps for Switzerland and appeared at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship finals, whilst making over 100 appearances in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg.

Rodriguez, naturally a full-back, has spent much of a turbulent season at Wolfsburg playing at centre-half. They sit in 14th position in the Bundesliga, just two points removed from a relegation play-off.

The 24-year-old has contributed two goals and three assists this season and would demand a fee in the region of his buyout clause, which sits at €22.5 million.

Inter Milan were believed to be in the race to sign the former FC Zurich man, but the Rossoneri are favourites to complete the deal to mark a new era at the club.

Silvio Berlusconi, a former Prime Minister of Italy and owner of AC Milan, ended his 31-year relationship with the club by selling to Chinese investors.

Milan had secured 29 titles under the Chairmanship of Berlusconi, but have failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League in the last three years and haven’t won the league title since 2011.

Berlusconi claims he was ‘painfully forced to sell the club’, but will surely be adequately consoled by a healthy £628 million selling fee.


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