‘Bonaventura deal most unusual’

by | Sep 2, 2014 19:50

Adriano Galliani has commented on the purchases of Giacomo Bonaventura and Marco van Ginkel.

Adriano Galliani has commented on the purchases of Giacomo Bonaventura and Marco van Ginkel.

The Rossoneri completed the signing of the Atalanta playmaker late on deadline day, in a deal that the board member has described as ‘one of the more unusual’.

Whilst the San Siro outfit also brought in the Dutch youngster from Chelsea in a season-long loan.

“The purchase of Bonaventura was one of the most unusual deals I have done in 29 years,” he told reporters.

“At 20.00 we thought that we were going to exchange Biabiany and Zaccardo, but when that was off, we had this idea.

“The player was heading to Milan, but to another club. The player and his agent told me to meet them in the city, and that’s how we got the deal done.

“Van Ginkel resisted initially. It’s not that he didn’t want to join us – he just thought that he could get into the Chelsea team.

“But Mourinho is a great Coach, and told the lad that after an eight-month lay-off through injury, coming here would be good for him.

“I then asked [countryman Nigel] De Jong to speak to him, and Fernando Torres as well. Eventually he said yes.”

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