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Tomasson officially signed

In case someone has missed it, i'll post it now.

Tomasson(forward) from Feyenoord has signed for us for free, and this basically means Moreno is out. He's 25 and has been good in the dutch league for some years now. I think he's a decent forward and he was defenitely ready for a bigger league.

Anyway good news :)
 

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More info on him would certainly be welcome.

Its a pity that Moreno didnt get enough oppurtunities to prove his worth cause I rate the player pretty highly.Still hoping that Tomasson will come in and get settled quickly.
 

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Tomasson has spoken to Danish newspaper Politiken:
(Translated at the best of my abilities) :)

"We still need to negotiatiate some details and then I have to go through the mandatory medical check. When that is over it's the plan that I sign some time Wednesday."

He goes on: "Milan has been the club where the coach and management has treated me best in the conversations there has been. The Italians has really wanted and done a lot to get me because they think I'll fit good into the team and the way they play," explains Jon Dahl Tomasson. "Milan changes between 4-4-2 and 3-4-1-2 and I'll primarily be used as second striker.

Tomasson has talked a lot with Thomas Helveg and Martin Laursen.
"It has of course ment a lot to me that Milan already have two Danes. - And I look forward to playing with them after the summer break," says Jon Dahl Tomasson.

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Well, it looks prety official to me. Politiken is a very reliable newspaper. Good luck to Jon Dahl although I think he'll have to fight for a place in the team. :)
 

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NOOOOO, I live in Denmark and I know all about this player.
Theres a reason why feyenoord aren't giving him the contract he wants and thats because he stinks.
He's scored 17 times in the dutch league this season but he's propably missed 170 clear chances.
He stinks and Milan will regret this signing.


Save this post because in a couple of months you'll all say:
"THAT BANDIT SURE WAS RIGHT"
 

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I agree, this player spent one or 2 years in England where I am from with Newcastle. He was one of the worst players they signed. He did virtually nothing, and I am very suprised big clubs like Milan and Barca were chasing him.
 

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Milan chief hails Tomasson capture

AC Milan began their summer overhaul after a disappointing season by announcing the signing of Feyenoord striker Jon Dahl Tomasson on Wednesday night. "He is the first piece in the building of a new Milan," vice-president Adriano Galliani said.

The Denmark star has passed a medical and finalised details on a contract that will keep him at the San Siro until June 2006.

"We have been following him for a long time," Galliani added. "I'm sure he has the qualities we need. He is able to score as well as set up his team-mates and could play behind our front two.

"His fellow Danes Thomas Helveg and Martin Laursen have both talked enthusiastically about him."

Tomasson's final game for Feyenoord will be the Uefa Cup final in front of his own fans at De Kuip on May 8 and Galliani regretted that Milan would not be joining him there after losing their semi-final to Borussia Dortmund.

"He'll play in the Uefa Cup final against Dortmund next week and that's sad because he could be facing us," Galliani said.

Tomasson was delighted to have sealed the move. "I'm proud to be here at one of the most important clubs in the world," he said. "I hope to repay all the confidence the directors have shown in me.

"Now I am hoping that Milan can finish fourth because I dream of playing in the Champions' League next year. I am joining up with Helveg and Laursen and I'm sure they will help me a lot to get to know the city and the squad."

Tomasson, who was available on a free transfer as he was out of contract at the end of the season, had been strongly linked to Barcelona since failing to reach agreement with Feyenoord over a new deal.

The striker is in his fourth season at Feyenoord, having joined from Newcastle United in 1998. Although he scored just three times during his one-year spell in England, Tomasson has been prolific in Rotterdam.

The 25-year old struck 38 times during his first three seasons and has added 17 goals to that tally this term.

He has also scored four times during Feyenoord's European campaign, including a goal against Milan's rivals Internazionale in the semi-final of the Uefa Cup.

Source: onefootball.com
 

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Whats' to complain about? He comes for free and will be an backup player, exellent deal.

I don't know how good or bad he is, but I do think Feyenoord wnated to prolong his contract. He just demanded to much or didn't want to play there. He was an first team player after all and teams just don't throw away first team players for free.
 

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I am beginning to have doubts whether Galliani is seriously rebuilding Milan or not. Granted Jon-Dahl Tomasson is out of contract, but he is not one player who I will wish to be playing for us. He is not prolific enough, and scoring goals in the Dutch League might not go a long way in your CV, I feel, not least the Dutch league ain't one of the strongest in the world. He did not do well in Newcastle, though that could be attributed to his not well-suited for the kind of football played by English teams. He is a little light-weight in the air, though he looks burly. But I shall keep my reservations until he plays for us. Hopefully he can prove me and millions of Milan fans wrong.:)

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i have seen him play like 20 times this season and he has been the real deal on all occasions.

He is a top player and i think at milan, providing Lotti the fat defesive minded prick leaves, he will do great things for milan.

Milan will most likely make the CL, therefore, you need players to rest others etc....

shevchenko, inzaghi and tomasson are all great. Whether moreno, jose mari and simone all stay is another thing.

i believe that shevchnko and inzaghi are starters and that tomasson and moreno should be reserved.

josi mari has had plenty of chances, maybe its time he leaves and milan get maybe another striker or defender for him.

therefore:
shevy
pippo
tomasson
moreno

plus...rui costa as playmaker and Pirlo backing him up. and Pirlo can upfront if need be as well.
 

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Its a good deal because no money was involved. I dont rate him that highly at all - mostly because of hs days in england where he was very inconsistent. In holland he has been prolific - but so are the strikers in the top trio in holland (ajax, psv, feyenoord.) Holland produce amazingly gifted players as we all know, especially milan fans, but the state of their league is inferior to that of italy or spain. I dont see him being a huge success at milan - just another fringe/squad player that wont make the difference in restoring milan's tradition of competing with the best.
 

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I've always been a huge Jon Dahl fan, being a Dane and seing him score so many important goals for our NT :). I think you're very lucky to get this player, I must say, I think many of you are wrong in your judgements of him. IF he gets a decent chance, I reckon he can score around 15 next season, and I believe he's the kind of player that'd be great along with Sheva f.ex as he's physically very strong and for sure can give his attacking partner alot of space IMO :). He also makes alot of assists.

I really have to admit that seing Jon Dahl joining Milan now aswell has made me hope Milan can do good in the league, because there are so many Danes there :cool:. I just hope he'll at least be third choice, because with CL, Coppa Italia and the Calcio in the horizon Milan will certainly need alot of players in all positions. I'm just hoping he'll also get the chance in the league.

Congratulations, and I'm actually really happy with this :). Hope he suceeds along with Milan!
 

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There seems to be a mixed reaction about Jon Dahl Tomasson. I've never seen him so I can't judge im, but we got him for free so it's not like we wasted any money on him. And also, this would definately mean that Javi Moreno is leaving which would give us some money from the transfer fee.

Also, he would be a good option to use as a third striker after Shevchenko and Inzaghi.

So it looks like a pretty good deal. Can't hurt us, we can only benefit.
 

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i hope we're not going down the road of bagging him before he kicks a ball for us like most of you did with Pippo,let him come,be warmly welcomed and fit in.

We got him on the Bosman rule so how can you complain about that,good on Galliani for getting him,looks like we weren't the only team after him,also Barca wanted him,so good get.
 

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I cannot complain. If he plays as well for us as he did for Feyenoord, he will be a good bargain. If he turns out to be a poor acquisition, we can try to sell him for a profit.

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02 May 2002 (Teamtalk) -- AC Milan have signed Feyenoord striker Jon Dahl Tomasson in a four-year deal worth around 10 million euros.

Tomasson, who had a torrid time in the English Premiership with Newcastle, has been a revelation since his move to Feyenoord's De Kuip stadium, scoring 38 goals in his first three seasons and adding a further 17 this term.

That kind of scoring form had sparked a Europe-wide battle for the 25-year-old's signature, with Milan emerging last night as the victors.

Milan chairman Adriano Galliani hailed Tomasson as the first part of his team's rebuilding work for next season, after a disappointing showing from the Rossoneri this season in Serie A.

Galliani said: "We chased him for a long time - he has the ideal qualities to fit into AC Milan. He is a forward, but can also play behind the attack. (Thomas) Helveg and (Martin) Laursen told me he's great."

Tomasson, meanwhile, said he is looking forward to next season when he will begin his Milan career. He said: "I'm very proud to be here - AC Milan is one of the greatest clubs in the world, and I hope that I can pay back their trust. I'm very impressed by the atmosphere I felt.

"I hope AC Milan will qualify for next year's Champions League," he added. "I'm happy also because I found my countrymen Helveg and Laursen here. They will help me to get used to things, as much as I hope I will help them. I'm looking forward to starting."
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Well, I haven´t seen him play, so he might turn to a great deal, even thought he doesn´t sound like the kind of players that you to rebuild the squad, re-become serie A champions and conquer the world :cool:
I mean, he could, just might, turn to be amazing.
 
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