Official: Rebić joins Milan from Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan

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Ante Rebić holding a Milan jersey at Casa Milan on September 2, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Ante Rebić is now officially a Milan player after completing the medical and signing the contract.

A transfer that was born yesterday and completed today, on the 2019 summer transfer market deadline day: Rebić arrives to Milan from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ante is returning to Italy after his spell at Fiorentina and he will add more fire-power and options for Marco Giampaolo. The player arrived in Milano already last night and this morning he underwent the medical check-ups before signing the contract at the Rossoneri headquarters.

“Milan (the Club) announces the agreement with Eintracht Frankfurt for the acquisition of the footballer Ante Rebić on a two-year temporary basis,” a statement on the Diavolo website reads.

Paolo Maldini, Ante Rebić, Zvonimir Boban and Frederic Massara at Casa Milan on September 2, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

“Born in Split, in Croatia, on September 21, 1993, Rebić made his senior debut with RNK Split in 2011. In 2013 he signed for ACF Fiorentina. Then, after a spell with Verona and Leipzig, he joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2016 where he recorded 100 appearances and 25 goals; two of them were scored in the 3-1 victory against Bayern Munich of the 2018 DFB-Pokal final.

“Ante Rebić made his senior international debut for Croatia in August 2013, against Liechtenstein. With one goal scored and six caps he has been one of the protagonists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Croatia reached the final played in Moscow against France.”

Ante Rebić at Casa Milan on September 2, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Eintracht released a statement on their own confirming the transfer: “Rebić joins the Italian first division club Milan on loan for two years. The World Cup runner-up had initially transferred from Fiorentina to Frankfurt in 2016 on loan and was permanently signed in 2017. The 25-year-old, with the eagle on his chest, scored 25 goals in 100 competitive goals. The most important goals are the 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the DFB-Pokal final in 2018. In the first round of the DFB Cup in 2019, against Waldhof Mannheim 07, Rebić’s hat-trick paved the way for a 5-3 and progression.

“The past season was the most successful personally in over three years at Eintracht Frankfurt in terms of the numbers: 10 goals and 6 assists across the competition, in which the club has constantly improved in the standings and also made a name for itself internationally. Now Rebić has come to the attention of the fifth-placed side in last year’s Serie A season and they’ve secured the services of the international striker on loan for two years.

“‘Rebić has played a major part in the positive development of Eintracht over the past few years. He has great skills from which we’ve often benefited. Now he wishes for himself a new challenge and we wish all the best to him’, says Eintracht director of sport Fredi Bobic.”

The 25-year-old is capable of playing as a second striker, as a left winger and as a main striker. He’s coming in an exchange of loans with André Silva. Both have contracts with their clubs until 2022 and they have the same value of €25 million. It’s interesting to note however, that despite the reports over the past 24 hours, an option to buy is not mentioned in the clubs’ statements.

The Croatian, who will be on display with the national team in the upcoming international break and will therefore not train under Marco Giampaolo for a while, will wear the #18 shirt at Milan.

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I rather be in 4th place with a bunch of great players instead of 2nd or 3rd with nobodies… Like who wants to buy any of our players jerseys? If we keep investing in nobodies then we wont deserve to be in the champions league. Tired of the “we will build a youth project”. Im sure we have great youth but they either leave or struggle without good seniors to teach and support them.

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Kaka was nobody.. Pato was nobody and rebic has proved himself in past wc

tio
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tio

even mighty Thiago Silva was Nobody

Lando
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Lando

and who is your idea of a star that milan can get?
keep in mind that milan can’t afford player more than 40m
and also the player has to accept that milan won’t play in UCL

bidonesia
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bidonesia

hahaha.. Pirlo, Gattuso, Kaka, Leonardo, Serginho, Kaladze, T. Silva, Pato even Van Basten was nobody before Milan. San Marco & Rijkard came in cheap to complement Gullit (he recomended)

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Razòr Stack-deck

It’s official: I have no idea what’s taking place at Milan with our new directors. I really am trying, but I can’t really understand this deal

MilanEstonia
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MilanEstonia

Cool. Remain confused. But remember to watch our games this season bcoz we’re getting back to top 4. I’m optimistic until shitt goes down again mid way through the season lol

Coach Seedorf
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Coach Seedorf

Great deal. Open your eyes guys and stop complaining. Welcome Rebic

Hisens
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Hisens

I believe with all players we have both old and new i think we are better than the seria a clubs excluding juventus in terms of players, the only thing i believe milan is lacking is tactics and technic both physical and mentally.

Denboy
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Denboy

I’ll reserve judgement on this one, but I’m glad we got him over Correa.

Lando
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Lando

finally the transfer saga has ended
with rebic signing and soon to be back bonaventura
milan have depth in their squad
i hope this means there will be no more borini and samu on the field
please no more serious injury to the squad

Milanista
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Milanista

I think he’ll benefit Piatek a lot to be honest. It seems like he instills confidence in his teammates, ex. Celebrating before Jovic even shoots the ball. Piatek will feel more at ease with such reassurance. He’s been playing stiff besides those last 20 min last game.

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stuball78

Along with Theo and Ismael these three WILL get us to fourth place. Forza Milan !

Nino
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Nino

Welcome Ante Rebic. Hope you have better luck with the number 18 than the previous wearer and also brings Milan fans lots of joy.

bidonesia
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bidonesia

with Theo & Caldara back i’m optimist we can compete with Roma, Lazio & Atalanta for 4th,
big 3 will be Juve, Napoli & Inter for sure, but (i hope) maybe Giamp is true genius who know..

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“Good” Mercato overall, will give it a 3/5!

Its not about the stars joining, its more about the “players that will help compliment MG’s strategy” as stated by living legend P. Maldini.

However ONE MAIN position was not attended too, and this has been the case for many years now…the PLAY MAKER! Since Pirlo left this has been the most position effecting Milan, and making it difficult for the Forward line to find the goal.

I guess we can find Kaka in Paqueta and Seedorf in Bennacer..but we wont find Pirlo in any of our current players.

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I agree with everything you said except for getting seedorf from bennaser. Bennaser is more of a gattuso than a seeedorf. I think paqueta doesn’t have the same ability as kaka unfortunately. I think he’s more of a xavi or iniesta but I def get your point. A playmaker has been missing for both deep lying and atm. Hence like you said a pirlo, kaka and seedorf combo