Luka Jović (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
In a stunning turn of events, AC Milan has secured a one-year loan deal for Serbian striker Luka Jović.
The move comes after Milan's unsuccessful negotiations with Iranian forward Mehdi Taremi, and it marks a significant shift in the Rossoneri's offensive strategy for the upcoming season.
Jović, who was previously with Fiorentina, will now compete with veteran striker Olivier Giroud for the coveted starting position at San Siro. The loan deal does not include an option to buy, leaving the door open for Jović's return to Real Madrid, who will continue to pay half of his €2.5 million salary. AC Milan will cover the remaining half.
"It was evident that Jović's time at Fiorentina was coming to an end, and this move to Milan resolves all uncertainties," said Fabrizio Romano, a renowned football journalist. "This could be a pivotal moment for both Jović and Milan as they look to challenge for titles this season."
The 23-year-old Serbian international has had a roller-coaster career, with stints at Fiorentina, Manchester City, and Schalke before landing at Real Madrid. His move to Milan offers a fresh start and an opportunity to revive his career in one of Europe's most competitive leagues.
AC Milan has already officially confirmed the deal.