Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic has officially signed for AC Milan. Kalinic becomes Milan’s 11th signing of the summer. Under new Chinese ownership, Milan have now spent over 200 million euros in an incredibly active transfer window.
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Kalinic scored 15 goals last season for Fiorentina and was the teams top goal scorer.
No details on the transfer fee have been confirmed, but the rumoured fee is five million euros for a one-year loan. As a part of the deal, Milan will reportedly pay a 20 million fee next season.
Reportedly skipping training earlier this week, Kalinic has been angling for a move for while. Reports out of Italy had also suggested the Croat had been struggling with stress, leading to his absence from training. Fiorentina announced the player would be punished for his lack of professionalism.
Once a Blackburn player, Kalinic was rumoured to be joining the free spending Everton, in what appeared to be a return to the Premier League.
Kalinic joins the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and many other talented players, in what has been a great summer for the Milanese club. Vincenzo Montella’s team started the season on a positive note, beating Crotone 3-0 on Sunday. If fit, Kalinic could make his debut for Milan against Cagliari next week.