Matri completes Sassuolo switch

Veteran striker Alessandro Matri will play for his sixth Serie A club in four seasons, after his transfer to Sassuolo from AC Milan.

With his contract at AC Milan expiring at the end of the season, Alessandro Matri has completed a permanent move to Sassuolo.

Matri, who turns 32 later this week, underwent his medical Tuesday with Sassuolo confirming the transfer.

Milan, via a statement, sent its well wishes to the journeyman striker.

"Even though these recent years you have played with different teams, you have always represented the values of the AC Milan family," the statement said. "Today we say goodbye to you, Alessandro, a great guy and an exemplary professional."

After signing for Milan in 2013, Matri enjoyed loan spells at Fiorentina, Genoa, Juventus and lastly with Lazio.

Following Nicola Sansone and Sime Vrsaljko's sales, after the club finished sixth in Serie A last season, Sassuolo has remained conservative in its market strategy.

Following its Europa League qualifier against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday, Sassuolo opens its Serie A campaign at Palermo on Sunday.