AC Milan has confirmed the permanent signing of left-back Fodé Ballo-Touré from AS Monaco.
A statement on the club's official website confirms the news that has been reported by numerous journalists over the last few days and announces that the defender has signed a contract with the Rossoneri until 30 June 2025. He'll be wearing the number 5 jersey.
Deal signed and completed. Fodé Ballo-Touré joins AC Milan on a permanent deal from AS Monaco for €4m guaranteed fee + €500k add ons. 🤝 #ACMilan— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2021
Contract until June 2026, medicals completed - official statement confirms. https://t.co/AYsSTbTF9K
Fodé arrives as Theo Hernandez's new deputy, and he has a very similar career path to his new teammate Mike Maignan, having spent his youth career with Paris Saint-Germain before moving to LOSC Lille in 2017.
He made his Ligue 1 debut with Les Dogues and went on to make 47 appearances in one and a half seasons, becoming one of their most reliable performers, before moving to Monaco in January 2019 and playing 74 games before joining Milan.
Fodé collected 8 caps with the France U21 team but then made the decision to switch allegiances given his Senegalese origins. He made his Senegal debut in March 2021 and has 4 caps so far.