AC Milan sign Brazilian defender Alex from Paris Saint-Germain
JUN 06, 2014 4:36a ET
The 31-year-old defender passed a medical at Milan on Thursday evening to complete his move to the Serie A giants.
"I am very pleased to be at Milan," Alex said to www.acmilan.com. "(Former AC Milan players) Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have spoken positively of this club.
"I played for (former AC Milan coach Carlo) Ancelotti at Chelsea and at PSG too, he is fantastic and almost like a father so I thank him for the good things he has said about me.
"I want to start training hard to start the season in the best way. I want to make sure that we have a good year and get Milan back into the Champions League.
"I am really excited to wear the Milan shirt and I am ready to battle for the club and the team. Forza, Milan!"
Alex, who moved to PSG from Chelsea in 2012, is relishing the prospect of Jeremy Menez following his footsteps.
The midfielder, who will become a free agent in July, is reportedly in advance talks with Milan with a view to a return to Serie A, having played at Roma for three seasons before joining PSG in 2011.
"I haven't spoken to Menez yet," Alex said. "But I know there is a reciprocal interest and we hope that everything goes well."
Milan finished a disappointing eighth in Serie A and failed to qualify for European football next season for the first time in 16 years.