Rami: I only wanted to join AC Milan

The French defender, who was on loan at San Siro from Valencia last season, says he feels as though he has joined "a family" in Italy.
Adil Rami has insisted that AC Milan was the only club he wanted to join this summer.

The 28-year-old joined Milan on loan in January following a falling-out with Valencia, and immediately became a regular at the heart of the defense during his six-month spell, making 18 appearances and scoring three times in Serie A.

He made the switch permanent in July, joining Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi's new regime for a reported fee of 4.25 million euros.

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Speaking to Calcio 2000, Rami claims he had no hesitation over returning to the "family" at San Siro.

"I had problems with Valencia and I heard that Milan were looking for a defender," said the Frenchman. "I didn't know about any other clubs that may have been interested. For me, I just wanted to sign for Milan – and that's what happened.

"[Philippe] Mexes helped me in the early days, but I have to say that everyone has been really helpful. I found more than just a team here – it's a family."

Milan plays Lazio at San Siro in their first Serie A fixture of 2014-15 on Aug. 31.