After the initial rumours, Real Betis left-back Juan Miranda has now agreed a contract with AC Milan and will be joining them in January. Although his contract expires in the summer, the Rossoneri will pay a sum worth €2 million so that they can guarantee his arrival from the Spanish side early on.
The agreement between the two clubs is not finalised yet, but is expected in the coming weeks. Miranda has agreed a contract until June 2028, starting from the January transfer window. The left-back will earn a salary worth €2 million per season once he makes the move to Italy.
Juan Miranda to sign for AC Milan in January
Fans might be left puzzled about the future of Theo Hernandez considering the arrival of Miranda, who plays in the same position. However, there are stark differences between the two defenders and how they approach the game.
While Hernandez is a ball-carrier and offensive minded left-back, Juan Miranda is a more defensive-minded player and is far more frequent in progressive passes. As a result, his arrival would present Stefano Pioli with another option to deal with a variety of opponents. It would also allow both players to stay fresh with frequent rotation between them.
Miranda came through Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy before moving to Real Betis in 2021 for free after a one-year loan. Now, he will be taking the next step in his career with a move to one of the most historic clubs in Europe, who are tipped to be on the rise again.