Tijjani Reijnders at AC Milan, all done: first training on Wednesday

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Signing happened, now everything is ready for the first training in the Rossoneri.

Tijjani Reijnders has said yes to AC Milan. The Dutchman from AZ Alkmaar underwent medical examinations during the course of the day on Tuesday and then put his signature on the contract that will make him a Rossoneri player until 2027. For him ‘SportMediaset’ speaks of a contract of around 1.6 million per season. As early as Wednesday he will be at Milanello, available to Stefano Pioli for his first training session in the Rossoneri.

Interviewed by reporters from ‘Milan News,’ the midfielder, who will turn 25 next July 29, explained his decision to say yes to Milan. “I accepted at the first call, it was an easy decision. I did it because my dream is to win the Champions League and the Scudetto here,” Reijnders said.

Before arriving at AC Milan, Reijnders played professionally with the shirts of PEC Zwolle (his hometown team), RKC Waalwijk and AZ Alkmaar. With the ‘Kaasboeren’ he played five and a half seasons, first as part of the ‘Jong’ team and then in the main lineup playing in the Eredivisie.

The agreement with the Alkmaar club, which initially had been reluctant before proceeding with the negotiation, had come in recent days: outright transfer, in exchange for 20 million euros plus another 5 million that will come upon the achievement of precise goals to be reached during the course of the season.

Reijnders, class of 1998, is named Tijjani in honor of Tijjani Babangida, an explosive Nigerian winger of the 1990s-2000s, with the pinnacle of his career experienced at Ajax. Milan’s new midfielder is one of the reinforcements wanted by American ownership and joins Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Luka Romero, and Christian Pulisic.

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