Colombian defender Jherson Vergara Amu has explained his decision to sign for AC Milan.

Vergara will complete the transfer from Universitario Popayan on Monday and begin training with the first team.

"Being here is very important for me and for my career," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"It is a great opportunity and I hope to make the most of it. I chose Milan because they are the most successful club in the world, so I too want to be a part of the Rossoneri legends.

"My idol is Mario Alberto Yepes, while I already spoke to Cristian Zapata and he's a good friend. My dream is to win the Scudetto and the Champions League."