Milan Sign Two More
AC Milan have confirmed they have completed the signings of two more youngsters, who will both join when the transfer window opens at the end of the current season. The two players are French striker Neils Vleminckx from Manchester United, and Reiner Zetlmeisel, a German defender from Bayern Munich.
Vleminckx is a player familiar to Lothar Matthaus, as he was the one who signed the striker for Manchester United just this January, from Stade Rennais. He joined the Reds for £2.5m, and they have now made a healthy £4.5m profit on him, after Milan purchased him for £7m. Vleminckx has netted 4 goals for the Manchester team this season, an impressive total for someone who is just 15 years old. He became the youngest player and scorer in both the Barclays Premier League and The FA Cup, meaning Matthaus has leapt at the chance to bring him to the San Siro.
Reiner Zetlmeisel is a name less well-known to football fans outside Germany. The defender joined Bayern's second team last year, and got promoted to the first team after eye-catching performances, but only on a youth contract, meaning AC Milan were able to nip in and sign the youngster, for £550k of compensation. Zetlmeisel is yet to make his debut for the German giants, but Milan fans will be hoping to see him shine at the San Siro. The 15-year-old will be on £4.4k p/w until the summer of 2018.
Since joining AC Milan last month, Matthaus has made a point of signing good youngsters, signing five since he joined. Critics are claiming he is overpaying, but if they all turn out the way he expects, the critics who slammed Matthaus will be embarrassed.