Milan recruit Monaco defender Ballo-Touré
July 18 (Reuters) – AC Milan have signed Senegalese left-back Fode Ballo-Toure from AS Monaco on a four-year contract, the two clubs announced on Sunday.
Ballo-Toure started his career at Paris St Germain before moving to Lille in 2017, where he made his Ligue 1 debut and played 47 times in 18 months. The 24-year-old moved to Monaco in January 2019 and has played 74 times for the club.
He made eight appearances for the France Under-21 squad before changing allegiance to Senegal, making his senior debut in March and collecting four caps so far.
Ballo-Toure will compete for the left-back position alongside Theo Hernandez as Stefano Pioli’s side prepare for a Champions League return after a seven-year absence.
AC Milan, who finished second behind local rivals Inter in Serie A last season, start their new domestic campaign against Sampdoria on 22 August.
Report by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge
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