AC Milan have brought another Brazilian player, one in the alley of many in its history.
The Rossoneri have spent €11 million on bolstering their defensive options.
AC Milan have officially landed defender Leo Duarte from Flamengo for a reported fee of €11 milion, as his contract was deposited with the Lega Serie A.
Since Cristian Zapata left on a Bosman deal and joined Genoa, the Serie A side have been looking for a another defender to replace him. Numeous names such as Dejan Lovern and Ozan Kabak have been linked to the Italian club, but they have finally picked one and have chosen to sign Leo Duarte from Flamengo.
Duarte arrived in Italy last Wednesday ahead of his switch to AC Milan to undergo a medical, and he was welcomed by former legend and veteran, Serginho, who also worked with the player as one of his intermediaries.
The 23-year old has signed a 5-year-contract with the Red and Black. He made a total of 60 appearances for Flamengo, scoring two goals, but has never featured on international level.
He is the fifth major summer signing in a transfer window of revolution at the San Siro. The Brazilian joins Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer in making the move to AC Milan.