Milan ended their tipsy-turvy search with a new striker by onboarding Luka Jovic from Fiorentina. The Rossoneri tried until late to acquire Mehdi Taremi or Hugo Etiktité, but neither left their respective clubs.
They reportedly scrambled to sign Patson Daka from Leicester City or Rafa Mir from Sevilla on deadline day. However, there wasn’t enough time to sign the former. The Spanish club didn’t greenlight the departure of their center-forward because they couldn’t find a quality replacement.
Ultimately, Milan brought in Jovic on a free transfer from Fiorentina, not on loan as initially believed. The Viola won’t even have a resale clause, Relevo reports (via OneFootball). They were content with shedding his salary and moving on after purchasing two new attackers.
The Serb inked just a one-year contract with the Rossoneri, plus an option. The parties will revisit his situation at the end of the season. Coach Stefano Pioli stated he was on their shortlist for the position, as they were looking for a seasoned option.
Our Take on Milan and Jovic
It’s nothing more than a band-aid, but at least they didn’t spend for it. He was passable last season, but, while he’s a purer no.9 than Noah Okafor, he doesn’t have the same characteristics as Olivier Giroud. It’s arguably their only faux pas in a great summer. Still, it won’t be particularly costly if the starter stays healthy.
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