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Official: Milan sign Kalinic

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Milan have closed their summer transfer window business with the arrival of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina.

The Croatian striker was officially presented as a new AC Milan player on Tuesday and was handed the number 7 shirt that remained vacant after the departure of Gerard Deulofeu to Barcelona.

The initial deal is a loan one. AC Milan will pay €5m to Fiorentina for a one season loan, but there is an obligation-to-buy clause that will see the Rossoneri pay another €20m for the definitive transfer next summer.

On their official website, AC Milan have posted: “AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina ACF on a loan deal with obligation to buy. The player has penned a 4-year contract through to 30 June 2021.”

During the official presentation, the club’s CEO, Marco Fassone, hinted that this was the last transfer of the summer for the Rossoneri: “With Nikola we have completed the team. We made 11 transfers, and the one of Kalinic was a long and difficult story. Nikola wanted to become a Rossonero, he loves our shirt and made us try to make this transfer happen. We wanted him for his experience and quality.”

“I am very happy to be here. It’s the beginning of a new era and I hope everything will be fine. I can only say that I will give my best to win”, Kalinic said.