Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic from AC Milan signs for Atletico Madrid

The 30-year-old scored six goals in 41 appearances for Milan last term, before being selected for Croatia at the World Cup this summer.

The Europa League winners face local rivals Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on 15 August before opening their La Liga campaign against Valencia on 20 August.

Kalinic was sent home from the World Cup reportedly for refusing to come on as a substitute in Croatia’s opening game against Nigeria, though coach Zlatko Dalic said the player had a back injury. Croatia went on to reach the final.

 

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