Milan have been looking for an alternative to Theo Hernandez for some time, which led them to Fodé Ballo-Touré from Monaco.
The 24-year-old, who will wear the number five shirt, is the third French signing to arrive at the San Siro this summer.
Milan is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Fodé Ballo-Touré from AS Monaco. The defender has signed a contract with the Rossoneri until June 30, 2025 and will be wearing the number 5 jersey,”
a statement on the official website reads.
“Fodé, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (France) on 3 January 1997, spent his youth career with Paris Saint-Germain, before moving to LOSC Lille in 2017, with whom he made his Ligue 1 debut and where he made 47 appearances in one and a half seasons. In January 2019, he moved to AS Monaco, with whom he played 74 games.
“Fodé collected 8 caps with the France U21 team, with whom he played the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Of Senegalese origins, Fodé made his debut with the Senegal National team in March 2021, collecting 4 caps.”
The Rossoneri are paying €4.2m plus bonuses for Ballo-Touré.