OFFICIAL: Milan Sign Nikola Kalinic From Fiorentina
Kalinic has finally seen the light.
Milan have confirmed the signing of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic on a loan agreement with the obligation to buy. The 29-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Serie A giants, moving from rivals Fiorentina on loan before later making the move permanent.
Kalinic becomes the latest new boy to set foot in the San Siro this season, adding another club to his well traveled career which has seen him turn out for the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Hadjuk Split.
“Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina on a loan deal with obligation to buy. The player has penned a 4-year contract through to 30 June 2021”, the club announced the details of the move on Tuesday afternoon.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 22, 2017
After hearing of Milan’s interest, Kalinic took sick leave and refused to train for Fiorentina before his wish of joining the San Siro side.
He has become the only Balkan player who joins Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti, Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia, Mateo Musacchio, Antonio Donnarumma, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini in leaving for Milan this summer, with a combined outlay of over €200 million.
The Croatian international will wear the No. 7 shirt for his new club and could make his debut at the San Siro when Milan host Cagliari on Sunday, although he cannot play in the second leg of their Europa League playoff with Shkendija on Thursday.