Emerson is excited about joining AC Milan.

The former Real Madrid midfielder is in the city today for a medical and last night said: "I am truly happy.

"I wanted to leave Real Madrid and join the best club in the world. Now I really feel reborn."

The deal was only completed after Emerson agreed to take a £1m per season pay-cut to pen the two-year contract.

On his medical, the £3.4 million signing added: "I do not suffer from recurring groin problems, as some people would like you to believe. I am here to train well and reach my form as soon as possible."