Milan have officially signed 38-year-old goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, as Mike Maignan is out for at least 10 weeks following surgery on his wrist, and the Italian will be registered for the Champions League.
The move became necessary, as along with Maignan, the Rossoneri are also missing third-choice goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari until January with a knee injury.
It would’ve left only Ciprian Tatarusanu able to take the gloves for the next three months.
Mirante was a free agent after the end of his contract with Roma and has signed on to the end of the season.
The 38-year-old, who also represented the likes of Crotone, Juventus, Sampdoria, Parma and Bologna, will wear the Number 83 jersey for Milan.
Because Maignan is out for over 30 days, UEFA have a loophole allowing the goalkeeper to be replaced in the Champions League squad, so Mirante will be available for the other European group fixtures.
Maignan had keyhole surgery on his left wrist today, which both repaired an injury to a ligament and fixed a percutaneous pedicle screw to the scaphoid bone in his wrist due to a vascular problem.
A statement from the club confirmed the France international will have his wrist immobilised in a cast for six weeks before beginning the rehabilitation process.
He is expected to be out of action for 10 weeks.
Official Statement: Antonio Mirante ➡ https://t.co/4VvkwYANrA
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