AC Milan officially signs forward Nikola Kalinić

AC Milan officially signs forward Nikola Kalinić

Milan have officially announced the signing of Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic, on loan with obligation to buy.

Milan signed Kalinic from Fiorentina on a one-year loan deal with the obligation to buy, with the Croatia forward penning a four-year contract on Tuesday to June 30, 2021. "We always said we wanted to have a mix of young and talented players and experienced ones, to build a spine of experienced players".

As has been the trend with transfer deals across Europe this summer, the Rossoneri announced their latest addition in their own unique way via their official Twitter account - just a few hours before they kick off the new league season away at Crotone.

Previous signings have included Portuguese striker Andre Silva, Turkish midfielder and free-kick specialist Hakan Calhanoglu, Swiss left back Ricardo Rodriguez, Argentine midfielder Biglia and Italy defender Bonucci.

Kalinic scored 15 Serie A goals for Fiorentina last season, in 33 appearances, along with five strikes in seven Europa League outings.

The 29-year-old is reportedly undergoing a medical today and after that the switch will be complete.

Kalinic had been a transfer target for Milan for much of the summer, with Vincenzo Montella's side eager to sign a striker after securing the arrivals of a whole host of Europe's top talents earlier in the window.