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Official: AC Milan complete signing of Mandzukic

Mario Mandzukic, AC Milan
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The Rossoneri have added some extra firepower to their ranks in four-time Serie A winner Mandzukic.

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Mario Mandzukic on a contract until the end of the 2020/21 campaign. An option to extend the agreement into the next season has been included as part of the deal.

The former Juventus striker arrives in Milan on a free transfer, having left Qatari side Al-Duhail by mutual consent last July, and plans to aid the club’s bid of winning a first league title in a decade.

“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Mario Mandzukic,” read a club statement.

“The club and the striker have agreed on a deal until the end of the current season, with an option to extend the contract for the next one.”

Mandzukic will wear the No.9 shirt, which has become somewhat of a curse since Filippo Inzaghi left. The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Fernando Torres, and Andre Silva have failed to succeed with the iconic jersey in recent times.

Mandzukic will hope that’s not the case for him as he bids to win a fifth Serie A title. The 34-year-old’s experience and proven ability at the highest level will prove a valuable asset for Stefano Pioli’s side.

The Croatian, who has also won silverware with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, is seen as a big coup by Milan’s star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored both goals in the club’s 2-0 win over Cagliari on Monday.