Official: Alaves complete Ely deal

Alaves have completed a loan deal for AC Milan defender Rodrigo Ely for the remainder of the campaign, the club have confirmed.

The Brazilian moved to the Milanese club in 2010 from Gremio and has enjoyed various loan spells at Italian lower league sides Reggina, Varese and Avellino, but had failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Rossoneri this term.

"Deportivo Alavès have strengthened their defence with the arrival of Rodrigo Ely, a centre-back from Milan joining us until the end of the season,” the Basque club confirmed via a statement on their website.

"He is a complete defender with a bright future.”

The 23-year-old has been handed the number 4 shirt at Mendizorrotza.

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