Mario Mandžukić is already in Milano and on Monday he will put pen to paper, earning €1.8m for six months.
After days of evaluations, Milan have decided to go ahead with the signing of Mandžukić and today they closed on the last details that were needed to bring in the 34-year-old striker.
Mandžukić, ex-Juventus, arrives at the Rossoneri as a free transfer after playing briefly for Al-Duhail at Qatar.
The Rossoneri had been looking for a reinforcement in attack, especially someone who can take the place of Zlatan Ibrahimović, who’s missed a few games through injury this year, when the Swede is unable to play and so they’ve decided to get another veteran and proven goal scorer like Mandžukić.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia and by Milannews.it, Mandžukić is arriving on a six-month deal with an automatic option to extend his contract for another year should the Diavolo reach the Champions League next season. During these six months, he is expected to earn €1.8m.
Mandžukić already landed in Milano this evening and tomorrow morning he will undergo the medical check-ups before heading to Casa Milan and sign the contract. He is currently staying at a hotel in the city. According to Di Marzio, Mandžukić – despite not playing a game of football since March 2020 – is convinced that he can amaze everyone with his current physical condition.
The first game of Mario, who can play in the role of the central striker but also as an inverted winger, will be against Atalanta on Saturday.