AC Milan Signs Mario Mandzukic to a 6-Month Contract

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AC Milan is currently leading the Serie A table and is in the midst of a resurgent season that has them looking like one of the best teams in Europe.

In order to help them in their push to qualify for the Champions League next season and fight to win the Italian league, they have agreed to sign star striker Mario Mandzukic on a six-month contract for the remainder of the season.

Mandzukic departed Juventus halfway through the 2019-20 season and spent the second half of last season playing in Qatar. After not renewing his deal with Al-Duhail last summer, he appeared content to wait for the right opportunity, and he seems to have gotten it with them.

A former Croatia international and star for clubs like Juve, Atletico Madrid, and Bayern Munich, the 34-year-old veteran will give striking depth up front to Milan and serve as an option alongside ageless wonder Zlatan Ibrahimovic and youngster Rafael Leao.

It remains to be seen how productive Mandzukic will be, as he hasn’t played in Europe since May 2019. He did, however, score 10 goals in 33 games with Juventus that season before not appearing for the club last season.

Mandzukic has already begun training with his new club and could make his debut Saturday against Atalanta.