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The 22-year-old joins on a free transfer as he rescinded his contract with Hamburg.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.