Oddo signs for AC Milan

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Italy right back Massimo Oddo signed a four-year contract with AC Milan on Wednesday.

Milan:

Italy right back Massimo Oddo signed a four-year contract with AC Milan on Wednesday, two days after the team agreed to a euro7.75 million transfer fee with Lazio. Midfielder Pasquale Foggia, who was already on loan at Lazio, joined the Rome club as part of the deal, Milan said. Foggia was then loaned to Reggina. The transfer marks a return to where the 30-year-old Oddo began his career, having started in the Rossoneri's youth system. "I'd wanted to come to Milan for some time. I am very happy to be here," Oddo said while sitting in the club's trophy room. "I remember having seen some of these trophies lifted by first-team players while I was in the youth team. Now I'd like it to be me that lifts up a few trophies, that wins with this shirt. I have a big motivation for this new adventure." Oddo, who was part of Italy's World Cup winning squad, joined Lazio from Verona in 2002. Milan is tied for ninth in the Serie A with 24 points, three fewer than Lazio, which is tied for fifth. Reggina has 13 points. All three teams were docked points in the Italian match-fixing scandal. Inter Milan leads the league with 54 points.

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