AC Milan have reportedly reached an agreement with Genoa over the signing of Diego Laxalt, with the Uruguayan ace set to undergo his medical on Thursday.
The 25-year-old has established himself as a key figure for club and country, showing versatility and consistency down the left flank both in defensive and attacking roles.
In turn, the Rossoneri appear to be looking to strengthen that area of their squad as it’s reported that Laxalt will finalise his move to the San Siro on Thursday.
According to Calciomercato, Milan have agreed on an €18m deal for the Uruguayan international, although €11m will be offset against that fee from the permanent sale of Gianluca Lapadula to Genoa.
As a result, they’ll effectively be signing Laxalt for €7m, which is arguably a decent move to add strength and depth to the squad as they look to compete on various fronts this season.
However, with Ricardo Rodriguez and Ivan Strinic also battling for a place in the starting line-up at left-back, it remains to be seen whether or not the arrival of more competition forces one of them to head in the opposite direction or if coach Gennaro Gattuso merely requires further depth.
Calciomercato add that Laxalt will arrive in Milan on Wednesday night before undergoing his medical on Thursday, as the club look to push the move through ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline for Italian clubs.
Along with the signings of the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara, Gattuso will hope that they’ve done enough this summer to ensure that they’re capable of breaking back into the top four in Serie A, and therefore qualify for the Champions League next season.