20 Jan Milan signal Mandzukic on Ibrahimovic-style six-month deal
AC Milan have signed former Juventus ahead Mario Mandzukic on six-month contract till the top of the season.
The Croatian spent 4 years in Turin, the place he gained the Serie A title in every season in addition to the Coppa Italia 3 times, earlier than transferring to Qatari facet Al-Duhail SC in 2019.
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He returns to Italy with league leaders Milan on a free transfer, the place he’ll spend the subsequent six months. Milan even have the choice to increase the 34-year-old’s contract by an additional 12 months.
The deal is comparable in construction to at least one which introduced Zlatan Ibrahimovic again to Milan in January 2019. His arrival prompted an unbelievable upturn in type, which noticed his preliminary six-month deal prolonged.
Milan have misplaced simply as soon as all season as they sit first in Serie A — three factors forward of second-place Inter Milan, with champions Juve 10 behind.
Mandzukic was a part of Bayern Munich’s Treble-winning facet of 2012-13 and scored the opening objective within the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund within the Champions League remaining.
He moved to Atletico Madrid in 2014 earlier than signing for Juve 12 months on. Mandzukic scored a shocking overhead kick in Juve’s 4-1 defeat to Actual Madrid within the 2017 Champions League remaining.
Mandzukic has 89 caps for Croatia with 33 targets. He was a key a part of the team which reached the 2018 World Cup remaining, scoring in winner the 2-1 semfinal victory over England in additional time and at each ends within the 4-2 remaining defeat towards France.