Maignan rejoindra officiellement l'AC Milan lors de l'ouverture du mercato italien en juillet. </p><div> <img class="fp-lazy" title="Serie A: le gardien français Mike Maignan signe un contrat de cinq ans avec l'AC Milan" alt="Serie A: le gardien français Mike Maignan signe un contrat de cinq ans avec l'AC Milan" src="https://www.fr24news.com/fr/a1/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Le-gardien-francais-Mike-Maignan-signe-un-contrat-de-cinq.jpg"/> <p class="wp-caption-text"> Image de fichier de Mike Maignan. AFP </div><div> <strong>Rome</strong>: Le gardien international français Mike Maignan a signé un contrat de cinq ans avec l'AC Milan, a annoncé jeudi le club de Serie A.
The 25-year-old, third goalkeeper for the France team, will have the difficult task of succeeding the first Italian choice Gianluigi Donnarumma, whose departure was formalized on Wednesday.
Maignan helped Lille claim the French league title on Sunday, while AC Milan finished second in Serie A, 12 points behind their neighbor Inter Milan.
Maignan will officially join AC Milan when the Italian transfer window opens in July.
He “will join the club from July 1, 2021. The goalkeeper has signed a contract with the Rossoneri until June 30, 2026, and will wear jersey number 16,” AC Milan said on its website.
Italian media reported that Milan would pay Lille 15 million euros ($ 18.4 million).
Lille confirmed “the total agreement reached with AC Milan for the transfer of Mike Maignan”.
They called him “the magic eagle” and said “that he will leave an indelible mark in history with a league title that no one will forget”.
They underlined that he had kept a clean sheet at San Siro, when Lille won 3-0 away against AC Milan in a Europa League group game in November.
Maignan, 25, born in Cayenne, Guyana, has a French cap and was selected for the Euros.
He went through the youth system at Paris Saint-Germain but never played for the first team.
He joined Lille in 2015. He finished this season with 21 clean sheets, the most in one of the five big European leagues this season, Lille said, as the club edged PSG to win the Ligue 1 crown and became one of the team managers this season. season.
This title could be followed by an exodus.
Coach Christophe Galtier resigned on Tuesday and Lille was hit hard financially by the health crisis and the failure of Mediapro, the Ligue 1 broadcaster.