Argentine defender Gabriel Milito is on his way to Barcelona from Real Zaragoza for a fee that could eventually top 20 million euro. The 26-year old has signed a four year contract.
Milito first came to prominence when he won Argentina’s Apertura championship with Independiente in 2002. In 2003 he was on the verge of signing for Real Madrid but the club claimed he failed a medical.
Zaragoza stepped in and in four years he has become a huge favourite of the fans, leading them to a Copa del Rey victory over Real Madrid in 2004 and becoming a fixture of the Argentina national side.