Jens Petter Hauge will replace Aspmyra with San Siro. The 20-year-old’s transfer from Bodø/Glimt to AC Milan was confirmed on Thursday.
Milan confirmed the transition on their website, adding that Hauge will receive jersey number 15.
On Wednesday morning, Hauge underwent the medical tests at the La Madonnina clinic in Milan.
Thus, Hauge will replace the Norwegian elite series with Italian Serie A, and he will play alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
According to TV 2, Hauge will not play Thursday’s playoff match in the Europa League against Rio Ave in Portugal.
“Of course you look forward to playing with Zlatan. He has been in the “game” for a long time, and I will try to learn from him,” Hauge told Avisa Nordland on Tuesday.
According to Italian and Norwegian media, the transfer fee for Hauge is EUR 5 million, which is equivalent to NOK 55 million at today’s exchange rate.
The Norwegian has signed a contract that lasts until the summer of 2025.
Hauge has become a sought-after player among European clubs during Glimt’s fantastic 2020 season.
It was also not a disadvantage that he scored goals and made goal-scoring assists against Milan in the Europa League qualifier last week.
According to national team manager Lars Lagerbäck, the new Milan player has an X-factor that makes him extra interesting.
“It is his one-on-one offense. His ability to challenge. He can go both left and right. In addition, he’s quite fast. That is where you have the big X-factor,” Lagerbäck told news bureau NTB.
Per Bredesen (89), who became league champion with Milan 63 years ago, believes Hauge has made a very good choice of club.
“What he will experience will be like an adventure. I do not think you can get a better club in Italy than AC Milan,” Bredesen said.
Former Milan professional Steinar Nilsen also believes Hauge made a good choice.
However, he provided some advice to the young Norwegian player.
“His everyday life will be completely different in the huge city of Milan, where football really means everything. It is like a religion to their football fans, and he will become part of a giant club, with all that entails in terms of demands and temperament,” Nilsen told NTB.
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