Mario Mandzukic has joined AC Milan on a six-month deal and has been given the club’s iconic No 9 shirt.
The 34-year-old joined Milan on a free transfer after leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail last July with an option to extend his contract at by a further year.
The move for the former Juventus and Bayern Munich star has been lauded by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who revealed his delight to team up with the Croatian as the club eyes the Scudetto this season.
His arrival will no doubt add even more depth of experience to AC Milan’s attack which already has Ibrahimovic, who has been a revelation since returning to the club and is now relishing that there is ‘another goalscorer’ at the club.
The Swede scored a brace on Monday as AC Milan eased past Cagliari to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table.
Ibrahimovic said: “I am very happy,’ the veteran Swedish striker told Sky Italia on Monday. ‘There will be two of us to scare the opponents now!”
He added: “So far we are doing well. We are almost halfway through the league and now the games are starting to be more difficult.
“It will be a very tough season, but now with Mandzukic and Meite, and I don’t know if others will arrive, we will have more players available for the coach that can rotate in.”
Mandzukic has plenty of experience playing in Italy’s top flight, having featured for Juventus between 2015 and 2019, scoring 44 goals in 162 games in all competitions. He has won the Scudetto on four different occasions with the Old Lady.
In 497 appearances since making his professional debut in 2004, Mandzukic has gone on to score 197 goals and provide 84 assists across five different leagues.