AC Milan has announced that Croatian forward Nikola Kalinic has joined the Italian league side from Fiorentina on Tuesday on a loan with obligation to buy for a reported fee of €25 million.
The Italian club have made a statement saying they signed Kalinic “on loan with an obligation to buy” but did not indicate how long the loan is slated to last. Chief executive Marco Fassone said his arrival had put finishing touches to the already reinvigorated squad.
“He [Kalinic] is the player we wanted, because of his experiences and quality,” he said. “We’ve always talked about getting the right mix and this completes the backbone of the team alongside Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia. He completes the squad; we are happy and proud that he is a Milan player,” Marco added.
AC Milan lacklustre performance last season has seen them spent over 190 million euros ($223 million) to ensure that they become title contenders this season in Italy’s Premier division (Serie A).
Milan have since signed the likes of Portuguese Striker Andre Silva, Turkish midfielder HakanCalhanoglu that’s not all, Swiss left back Ricardo Rodriguez and to complete the grand piece, Argentine Midfielder Biglia and Ex-Juventus man Bonucci.
“I’ll try to continue with Milan what I did at Fiorentina,” the Croatian striker added.
The Croatian international has opted to take the no. 7 shirt since it was available for grabs. The striker has not won any major laurel or trophy since the start of his career and would love to make his stay at theGiuseppe Meazza (San Siro) count.
Kalinic scored 33 goals for Fiorentina in 84 appearances since joining the Italian club in 2015 from Ukrainian league side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
The striker has previously played for Hajduk Split and English Blackburn Rovers.
Milan won an amazing 3-0 away to Crotone in their opening game as they commence their title campaign this season.