Zaccardo joins AC Milan

The 31-year-old was relieved to have officially joined Massimiliano Allegri's side after weeks of negotiations, as midfielder Djamel Mesbah moves to Parma as part of the deal
Cristian Zaccardo has spoken of his pride after completing his move from Parma to AC Milan.

The defender's agent revealed earlier on Thursday that the player was set to seal a switch to San Siro, with the deal likely to be confirmed on Friday after the 31-year-old completed a medical.

Zaccardo has since spoken of his delight at having completed a transfer on Thursday evening, telling Milan's official TV channel: "I am proud to have joined Milan. The negotiations started a few weeks ago and now I am here.

"I can play in the center of defense or at full back and I will give my best. I am 31 and I come here after playing a lot of matches in Serie A. I know some of the players and I will meet the rest on Friday."

Algeria midfielder Djamel Mesbah has completed his switch to Parma as part of the deal, with the club's general manager Pietro Leonardi adding that Rodney Strasser was also to be included in the exchange.

"We are finalizing the exchange between Zaccardo and (Djamel) Mesbah with AC," Leonardi was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "Strasser could also be included in the deal, the negotiations are well underway."

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