AC Milan completes signing Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina
AC Milan has signed Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina on a one-year loan deal with the obligation to buy. The Croatian forward penned down a four-year contract to last him until the summer of 2021. AC Milan Chief Executive, Marco Fassone has hinted that the Croatian striker is the eleventh and final player to be signed in this transfer window that saw the club go on a spending spree.
The Italian club was bought over in April by a Chinese consortium and has spent more than US$234 million in the offseason signing players such as Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti, Hakan Calhanoglu, Lucas Biglia and Mateo Musacchio. “With Nikola, we’ve completed the team,” Fassone said. Kalinic will wear the Number 7 Jersey which was worn by one of Milan’s best-ever forwards, Andriy Shevchenko.
Kalinic also had a stint in the Barclays Premier League with BlackBurn Rovers and arrived Italy in 2015 to play for Fiorentina. He scored 33 goals in 83 appearances for Fiorentina. The financial details of his deal have been kept secret but sources say AC Milan will pay Fiorentina US$29 million for his services if it becomes a permanent deal.