Milan hit with Florenzi injury blow with defender undergoing surgery
Alessandro Florenzi moved permanently from Roma to Milan, after the first year spent on loan. Despite a good run of form, the Italy international is expected to face a lengthy spell on the treatment table as he will undergo surgery in Finland today.
According toSky Sport Italia
, who suffered a tendon injury duringMilan's
goalless draw againstSassuolo
, will undergo surgery in Finland on Thursday as Milan is expected to release an official statement revealing Florenzi’s status and recovery time later after the surgery finished. The Italy international won the Serie A title while was on loan fromRoma
last season as the club decided to make his move permanent for a €2.70m fee.
However, as Milan predicted the severity of Florenzi's injury, they quickly reached an agreement withBarcelona
to loan USMNT internationalSerginho Dest
on the deadline day, with an option to make his move permanent for €20m in the summer.
The right-back was brought in as a late deal to replace Alessandro Florenzi. Dest had also been linked with Villarreal andManchester United
this summer, but an agreement was reached last night, and he flew in this morning for the medical and signed the paperwork at Casa Milan.
After a 3-2 victory over their arch-rivals Inter, Milan will faceSampdoria
on Saturday in their next Serie A match.
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