'I have always admired Nesta' - Salamon

The Polish starlet is overjoyed at his "dream" move to AC Milan and has revealed that he has always admired the Rossoneri legend, Alessandro Nesta

New Milan signing Bartosz Salamon has said that he has often looked to Rossoneri great, Alessandro Nesta, for inspiration.

The highly-rated 21-year-old, who is currently injured, made the switch from Brescia on the final day of the winter transfer window and is hoping to be available for first-team selection soon.

The defender has said that Nesta has helped inspire him as a player, though, has pleaded not to be compared with the Italian legend.

“I’ve been inspired by Nesta, a player who I have always liked,” he was quoted by Tuttosport.

“However, don’t say that I’m similar to him. I was a midfielder at the start of my career, but in the last two years I have improved defensively and that’s why I have become a defender.

“I don’t really have an idol. I used to look closely at midfielders, but now I watch defenders.”

Salamon went on to express how moving to the Milanello is a dream come true.

"I'm at the club of my dreams and I do not want to miss this opportunity," he added.

"Three years ago I went to see Napoli-Milan and I immediately thought it would be great to play here. My dream is now present with this shirt.

"[Mino] Raiola, [my agent] told me that this is the chance of my life and I have to exploit it.

“On the evening of January 30, I thought I’d be staying at Brescia. The day after I got a call where I was told to head for Milan’s HQ to sign. It all happened very quickly. It was a beautiful day."