Dinamo Zagreb are set to sell their Croatian international Mislav Oršić and according to an exclusive report from daily Jutarnji list, the 30-year-old winger is off to the English Premier League.
According to the report, Oršić is set to move to Southampton.
“Negotiations between the two clubs lasted for several days, and now the big job has finally been completed,” Jutarnji list wrote on Thursday, before adding.
“Southampton’s first offer for Mislav Oršić was 5 million euros with payment in several instalments, but that was not to the taste of Dinamo’s management, which was still asking for a bit more money for its, by all accounts, best player and club legend. Oršić has already traveled to Southampton for a medical examination, and the value of the deal with bonuses is eight million euros, which is the largest transfer in Dinamo’s history for a 30-year-old player.”
💥BREAKING NEWS💥— Ižak Ante Sučić (@IASucic) January 5, 2023
Big turnaround: Mislav Orsic will join @SouthamptonFC!
It seems like their 3rd offer was accepted! Deal will be official soon. Transfer fee €6.0+€2.0 bonuses.
Mislav will undergo medical test today!
MORE TO FOLLOW! pic.twitter.com/K6gGv2uRjS
In January 2022, Dinamo Zagreb have turned down an offer for Oršić from English Premier League side Burnley FC.
Dinamo Zagreb and Burnley FC were close to agreeing a deal then with the English media reporting that a £7 million deal was almost complete.
Oršić caught the eye of English clubs after impressive performances scoring against Tottenham, when he scored a hat-trick, West Ham and Chelsea.
Oršić has played 132 games for Dinamo Zagreb, scoring 57 games.
He made his debut for Croatia in 2019 and has played 27 games for his country, scoring twice.
Despite only playing a small role at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Oršić was impressive when he did get on the pitch, providing assists for two goals, including Bruno Petković’s equaliser against Brazil, and scoring the winning goal against Morocco when Croatia won the bronze medal with a fantastic curling shot.