Official: Halilović joins Milan from Hamburg on a three-year deal

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Alen Halilović at training center Milanello on July 7, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Alen Halilović at training center Milanello on July 7, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

Alen Halilović is officially a Rossoneri and he was at Milanello already today.

After announcing Ivan Strinić and Pepe Reina, Milan have confirmed the arrival of another player – Alen Halilović.

The 22-year-old joins on a free transfer as he rescinded his contract with Hamburg. However, the Germans are entitled to percentages from a future sale.

“Milan announces the signing of Alen Halilović from Hamburger SV. The Croatian midfielder inked a three-year contract until June 30, 2021,” a statement on the website of the Diavolo reads on Saturday evening.

Halilović already visited training center Milanello earlier today to have fitness tests and he will start pre-season with Gennaro Gattuso and the rest of the squad on Monday. Milan wrote on their website that they are “betting on a star that can and wants to shine again, a bet to be won.

“Born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 1996, Alen has great potential, though his career has not yet flourished. He arrives in Serie A fully motivated, ready for that boost following his spell in La Liga. Left-footed, 169cm tall and 69 kilos, he is a creative and technical player with playmaking ability in the tight space, capable of operating throughout the midfield as no. 10, winger or holding midfielder offering, therefore, a range of tactical solutions to Rino Gattuso. The young Croatian tends to move in from the right threatening in the middle with abilities to break through the line. Welcome, Alen!”

Milan will hope that the former wonder boy can surprise the world with Milan. It’s a low-risk high-reward type situation for the Diavolo – who may not have an owner – but do have 3 new players.

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  1. Man if this kid finds his path again he could well turn out to be new Modrić

    Wish him great start to the season

    Forza Lilo!

     
  2. next year now he will refuse joining another club. and Milan will continue paying his wages. We will never learn

     
      • Hey Mathijs,
        I think Elliott knew Li was broke and so loaned him the money knowing he couldn’t repay it unless they qualified for the champions league and so they knew they had a 50/50 chance of gaining a huge club for peanuts, Elliott couldn’t lose because if Li was successful he’d be able pay the money back and if he wasn’t then they’d own the club, there’s no way Elliott didn’t do there research on him and had to know he hasn’t the money
        Li gambled with the devil and lost but the real winner here is Berlusconi to the tune of €750m

         
  3. Comment: Off topic; When will this Elliott fund take over Milan from this yeye Li who refuse to sell.

     
  4. FIRST: Alen need to do something with his hair and beards…… I dont think Elliot have much interest in Milan in terms of management, They will only do business with milan cuz of they money their loan Li to purchase the club from Belusconi not that they really love the club to so be their own …

     
  5. That’s it, This club is a political tool and not a football club for a long time now. And I think Mr. Li has got an agreement with Elliott from the onset about possession of Milan, believe it or not It’s a kind of strategic plan to increase the resale value and gain more.
    Sampdoria announce the signing of midfielder Jakub Jankto from Udinese for a reported €15m

     
  6. Offtopic:

    It seems Li is holding out for last 24h to present Elliott with new investor who would settle his debt and act as a majority holder of Milan

    They are talking about some “mister X”, speculating if it’s an Arab or Russian investor, while Commisso’s offer is still alive. Latest reports suggest Elliott is not keen on this unknown businessman that Li is negotiating with

    But one thing is for sure, tomorrow it will all be clear wether Elliott will take over or they will accept Li’s new majority partner

     
      • Thanks for your objective view BC. These guy is not better than any of our recent player. For God sake, why don’t you give Locatelli more playing time? I still can’t figure out the essence of signing kessie when we have locatelli. We really wasted fund last season. No thanks to Montella, James Bond coach

         

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