AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina on an initial loan deal.
The striker becomes Milan’s 11th new recruitment of the summer, with the Rossoneri signing the player on a season-long loan deal, with an obligation to make the move permanent next summer. The 29-year-old has signed a contract until 2021 with the Serie A club.
Milan confirmed the transfer by releasing a statement on their official website, which read: ‘AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina ACF on a loan deal with obligation to buy. The player has penned a 4-year contract through to 30 June 2021.’
After finding out about AC Milan’s interest in his services, the ex-Fiorentina man took a sick leave in order to avoid training with his former club. He ended up successfully passing his medical with the Red and Blacks on Monday, and has now sealed the transfer for a fee rumoured to be in the range of €25 million.
The Croatian international is now Milan’s latest number 7, and joins the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti, Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia, Mateo Musacchio, Antonio Donnarumma, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini in the new revolution at the San Siro.
Written by Kunal Kambli
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