Italian Serie A

Leonardo delighted with Huntelaar capture

August 8, 2009

AC Milan coach Leonardo is delighted to have Klaas Jan Huntelaar among his players.

Huntelaar completed his move from Real Madrid on Friday, with the Rossoneri shelling out around €15m.

The Holland striker should make his debut on August 17 against Juventus in the Trofeo Berlusconi and Leonardo believes he will bring a lot to the team.

"He's an important player, gifted with enormous feeling for the goal," he told Milan Channel.

"He's capable of playing for the team, to get it going and to finish all the work that has been done.

"He's a serious and scrupulous professional. I am very happy he has joined us."

Huntelaar only moved to the Bernabeu from Ajax in January, with Madrid paying €20m for the prolific striker, but the 25-year-old found life difficult in Spain and was unable to hold down a regular starting spot in the side.