Italian giants AC Milan have this evening confirmed that Nikola Kalinic has arrived at the club from Serie A rivals Fiorentina.
Kalinic, a 29-year-old Croatian international striker, has previously lined out for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Hajduk Split, but found his best form in Italy over the past two campaigns with Fiorentina.
Last season proved particularly prolific for the 36-time capped international, with Kalinic having netted 15 times in Serie A to go along with 5 Europa League strikes.
San Siro arrival
Vincenzo Montella’s Milan have long been on the lookout for a centre-forward addition this summer, with Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano having both departed the club.
Links with the likes of Andrea Belotti, Diego Costa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have come and gone for the Rossoneri over recent weeks, with the club having struggled to find a deal for any of their big-money targets.
However, a proven goalscorer has finally been secured by the board at the San Siro, with Kalinic’s arrival confirmed across the Milanese side’s social media channels this evening:
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 20, 2017
No details of the transfer have yet been revealed, though it is reported that Milan will pay Fiorentina 5 million Euro for a one-year loan agreement, with a further 20 million Euro to be paid next summer to make the move permanent.