AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Swiss striker Noah Okafor from RB Salzburg.
The 23-year-old underwent his medical with the Rossoneri and signed a contract until June 2028 on Saturday.
“AC Milan is delighted to announce that Noah Arinzechukwu Okafor has joined the Club from FC Red Bull Salzburg on a permanent basis. The Swiss forward has signed a deal with the Rossoneri that lasts until 30 June 2028,” the Rossoneri said in an official statement.
“Born in Binningen (Switzerland) on 24 May 2000, Noah developed in the FC Basel youth section and made his professional debut with the club in 2018. He would go on to score seven goals in 54 games with FCB, winning one Swiss Cup title. He then moved to Salzburg in January 2020, where he made 110 appearances and scored 34 goals. He won four Austrian Bundesliga titles and three Austrian Cups with Die Roten Bullen. In international football, Noah has won 14 caps and scored twice for Switzerland.
“Noah Okafor will wear the number 17 shirt.”
It is a deal believed to be worth €13-15m, including add-ons.
Okafor is Milan’s sixth summer signing after Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tijjani Reijnders, Marco Sportiello and Luka Romero.
He will alternate with Olivier Giroud as Milan’s starting centre forward, but the Swiss international can also play on the left or right wing.
The Rossoneri’s new signing will join the rest of the team in the USA, where the Rossoneri will face Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Soccer Champions Tour.
Okafor had joined RB Salzburg from Basel for circa €11m in January 2020, replacing Erling Haaland, who had joined Borussia Dortmund. He scored 34 goals in 110 games with Salzburg, including one against Milan in a Champions League group-stage game last season.
This article was updated 2 months ago