ZAGREB, 17 January 2021 – Former Croatian international Mario Mandžukić is set to return to the Serie A.
Mandžukić will reportedly sign for AC Milan on Monday after undergoing a medical.
Italian sports journalists Fabrizio Romano said that Mandžukić will arrive in Milan in the next few hours.
“Mario Mandžukić to AC Milan. Agreement reached and contract set to be signed after the medicals. He’ll be in Milano in the next few hours in order to sign his contract as new AC Milan player until the end of the season – medicals pending. Confirmed,” he wrote on Twitter.
AC Milan are currently top of Serie A with 40 points, three points ahead of rivals Inter.
The 34-year-old striker, who famously took Croatia to the World Cup final when he scored in extra-time against England, has not played since leaving Qatar Super League club Al-Duhail last summer.
Mandžukić is set to return to the Serie A after scoring 44 goals in 164 appearances for Juventus during his stint there from 2015-2019.
Mario Mandzukic is [was…] a free agent – he has turned down bids from Turkish clubs weeks ago. He’ll be in Milano in the next few hours in order to sign his contract as new AC Milan player until the end of the season – medicals pending. Confirmed. 🤝 #ACMilan #transfers https://t.co/R4VmYVm4BC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2021
Before joining Juve, Mandžukić played for Marsonia, NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb, VfL Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. He won the Champions League with Bayern in 2012-13 and represented Croatia on 89 occasions, scoring 33 times, including in the World Cup final. He retired from international football after the World Cup in 2018.