Fodé Ballo-Touré has revealed that a chat with AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli and director Paolo Maldini convinced him about moving to the Italian giants.
The 23-year-old has joined the Rossoneri on a €4.5m deal from Monaco.
“I am very happy to be here. At first, there was a contact between Paolo Maldini and my agent, I could not believe it until I arrived in Milan,” the left-back said at his presentation press conference.
“Milan are a top club, I could not lose this opportunity, I will work a lot, I am here to improve. I am happy that Maldini trusted me, he is a point of reference for me.
“The first few days went well. I was well-received, I already knew Rafael Leao, but everyone welcomed me well,” he continued.
“I am slowly learning the language. Pioli told me what he expects from me and that I can count on him for anything I need.
“I must score more goals, I will try to improve and score more goals as Theo does. I am here to develop, I can improve technically and tactically.
“I am happy to meet Mike Maignan again, we spent a few seasons together at Lille and PSG. He is like a brother to me.”