Ronnie hails Milan move
Ronaldinho could not hide his relief after finally sealing his move from Barcelona to AC Milan.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 16/07/08 9:54am
Ronaldinho could not hide his relief after his prolonged departure from Barcelona was finally concluded on Tuesday when AC Milan reached an agreement to sign him.
The Brazilian had always stated that the Rossoneri was his preferred destination, despite Manchester City offering more money, and he was pleased to end all the speculation.
A deal worth around €21million to the Blaugrana was sealed after talks between the Catalan club's president Joan Laporta and Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani took place this week.
"At last I have signed for Milan," Ronaldinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport after the deal was officially announced.
"It has been a long time in coming, but finally the deal has been done. The facts show that I always wanted to go to Milan."
Ronaldinho has had two troubled seasons at Camp Nou, but he was not willing to give his side of the story and explained that he was only focussing on his new club.
"Now is not the time to speak about Barcelona. I just want to enjoy this new chapter in my life, in which I promise to work hard and give my best to Milan," concluded Ronaldinho.