The expected transfer of Switzerland international Ricardo Rodríguez from AC Milan to Torino is completed. The Granata officially announced the signing of the 27year old left-back on Wednesday afternoon.
Torino are said to be paying a fee of €3 million, excluding any possible add-ons, for Rodríguez, who has signed a contract running until 2024. The defender will earn €1.8 million net per year.
The Rossoneri will be able to cope with the departure mainly because they have tied down Theo Hernández to a long-term contract, which will keep the up-and-comer at the club until 2024.
The departure of Rodríguez, in whom there is said to have been interest from the Bundesliga, including Hertha, Frankfurt and Hoffenheim, is accompanied by a considerable transfer loss for the traditional club.
In 2017, Milan paid €15 million to VfL Wolfsburg. At that time, Rodríguez’s market value still amounted to €17 million.
In Milan’s books, the sale of the Swiss player should not result in a loss, however: € 11.25 million of the fee have been written off after three out of four years of the contract, which was running until 2021 and the loan deal with PSV Eindhoven in January brought in a fee of € 1 million.