Algeria star joins Serie A giants

Serie A

AC Milan have confirmed the acquisition of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament Ismaël Bennacer from Empoli on a five-year deal.

Bennacer was an instrumental figure as Algeria claimed their second continental crown in history and first since 1990.

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Born in France of Algerian citizenship, Ismael represented France at Under-18 and Under-19 level, before choosing to play for the Desert Foxes from 2016.

The 21-year-old midfielder began his career at Ligue 2 Club Arles-Avignon, before joining Arsenal where he registered 23 appearances for the under-23 team before signing for Empoli in 2017.

Bennacer has won 17 caps for Algeria and started all seven of their AFCON 2019 games.