Torres will stay for two seasons on loan—possibly longer. But Van Ginkel will go back to London once the year is up.
It is a neat little package, but it is nothing more than a stopgap. Torres is 30, and there is no option to buy Van Ginkel permanently, according to the Milan Channel (h/t Football Italia).
The people at Milan are making out Torres to be the next messiah. CEO Adriano Galliani said it only took eight hours to seal Torres, as if bragging about his negotiation skills. But in reality, there is a lot of work for Torres to do.
So the Band-Aid is on, and we'll have to see if it holds.
Let's take a look at the final moves Milan are making on this, the final day of the transfer window.
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