AC Milan sign Jose Mauri

The 19-year-old has earned himself a transfer to the San Siro outfit following his fine performances in 2014-15

AC Milan have confirmed the capture of Jose Mauri from Parma on a free transfer.

The Argentine midfielder has signed a contract with the San Siro side until June 2019.

"I can say that a dream has come true," Mauri said on his move.

"Milan are a side that I have followed a lot because of the small rivalry that exists with Boca Juniors. My Milan idol was [Gennaro] Gattuso.

"The moment Milan are going through pushed me to come here. I need to improve, like Milan, and let’s hope we can achieve this together."

Mauri joined Parma from Ferro Carril Oeste in 2011 and became a key figure for the Ennio Tardini side last term.

The youngster scored twice in 35 Serie A appearances for Parma in 2014-15, with his strike in the 1-0 win over Juventus back in April the highlight of his season.

He is Milan's fourth major signing after the previous arrival of Carlos Bacca, Luiz Adriano and Andrea Bertolacci.