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‘Milan is a reward for me’ – Maignan happy to join Milan

Fri 28 May 2021 | 9:22

Mike Maignan has hailed Milan as one the biggest clubs in the world and expressed his joy and pride to join the Rossoneri.

Milan

have recently completed the signing of goalkeeper

Mike Maignan

from Ligue 1 champions

Lille

. The Frenchman arrives at the club on a five-year deal to replace

Gianluigi Donnarumma

, who is set to leave Milan this summer.

“I am very happy to join AC Milan,”

he told the official club website

.

“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world with ambitions and projects for the future. I am very happy to bring what I have to this project.

“It’s been the best season of my career so far and this is a reward for having won the title in France. We won the league and being here is a reward for me.”

Maignan described some of his characteristics for the fans who might not know him well.

“I like to play the ball at my feet, this has been very useful to me, as modern football requires goalkeepers to use their feet too.

“Magic Eagle is a nickname my teammates gave me, because they said I am the King of the birds. Saving penalties is instinctive, it’s a duel between the goalkeeper and the striker, and I don’t like to lose my duels.”

“I can’t wait to experience the passion of the Rossoneri fans.”


source: SportMob
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