AC Milan signing Bartosz Salamon has spoken of his admiration for Alessandro Nesta.

The Polish youngster, 21, was presented to the media following his transfer deadline day switch from Brescia last week.

"I've been inspired by Nesta, a player who I have always liked," stated Salamon. "However, don't say that I'm similar to him…

"I was a midfielder at the start of my career, but in the last two years I have improved defensively and that's why I have become a defender.

"I don't really have an idol. I used to look closely at midfielders, but now I watch defenders."