BREAKING: Romagnoli signs a five-year deal with AC Milan

AC Milan have announced the signing of Alessio Romagnoli on a five-year deal from Roma.

The 20-year-old, who described the Rossoneri as the world’s biggest club, arrived for a medical in Milan earlier on Tuesday.

And the rising defensive star has now completed his switch to San Siro, where he will reunite with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, under whom he worked while on loan at Sampdoria last season.

Confirming the news via a welcome note on their official website, Milan said: “Welcome Alessio, you’ve signed with us until June 2020 and we’re very happy about it.

“You’re a young man, you’re 20, and because of that we believe you have all the time in the world to become an icon of our club, following the path of the great Rossoneri defenders. A big hug from AC Milan, and forza Alessio.”

Romagnoli made a total of 31 appearances in 2014-15, scoring twice.

Fellow summer signing Andrea Bertolacci had earlier spoken of his eagerness to see his old Giallorossi team-mate don the famous black and red jersey.

“Mihajlovic knows him well,” he told Milan Channel.

“If he wanted him so much it’s because he knows he will be very useful. We will do everything to help him integrate as soon as possible.

“I know him from our time at Roma, he is a great signing.”

The Italy Under-21 international is believed to have cost close to €30 million after Milan’s €25m offer had previously been rejected.