Mandžukić Says “Yes” to Milan: One Final Step to Go

Although Milan are enjoying a fine season so far, currently leading the Serie A standings, their lack of depth in certain departments could threaten the remaining part of their campaign. Whilst the Rossoneri have apparently solved their midfield issue, with Torino’s Soualiho Meïté set to arrive at Milanello, the club also needs to add a player to the attacking department. Over the last 48 hours, Mario Mandžukić has suddenly emerged as the clear favorite and according to Calciomercato, the player has already given his acceptance to join Milan.

The former Juventus striker was a huge fan favorite among the Bianconeri supporters during his stint at the club between 2015 and 2019, when he was a key element in Massimiliano Allegri’s tactical schemes, acting either as a center-forward or a supporting winger for Gonzalo Higuain.

According to the report, the Croatian’s agent Giovanni Branchini first proposed the idea for the Diavolo directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara while visiting Casa Milan this week, and the latters had already set their sights on signing a new striker after refusing to do so during the summer.

So with the player’s consent, as well as the Milan directors, one more approval is needed to finalize the Mandžukić affair, that of the club’s owners, Elliott group, representend by CEO Ivan Gazidis.

However, the source expects the acceptance to arrive very soon.

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Mandžukić might be 34-years-old, but the former Bayern Munich striker is far from finished and has posted a video on social media proving that he’s still in a great shape despite not playing a single match since leaving Qatari club Al-Duhail.

It must be noted that the Croatian only left Juventus after being frozen out of the squad by then-manager Maurizio Sarri who simply didn’t find him fitting to his style of play.

Nonetheless, Mandžukić would definitely land a hand for Milan in their surprising Scudetto pursuit, as he could either act as an understudy for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or even play alongside the Swedish legend as a left winger.