AC Milan have announced the signing of former Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic on a short contract till the end of the season.
Mandzukic, 34, who retired from international football after losing the 2018 World Cup final, returns to the Italian top-flight after four years with Serie A giants Juventus.
Mandzukic quit Juve for Al-Duhail in 2019 but departed the Qatari side by mutual consent last July.
“The club and the striker have agreed on a deal until the end of the current season with an option to extend the contract for the next one,” Milan said.
Coach Stefano Pioli said the transfer underlined the 18-time league champions’ aspirations.
“I’m happy, he’s an extra arm in attack. The club is ambitious again, the arrival of Mandzukic goes in that direction,” Pioli said after Monday’s win at Cagliari which allowed his outfit to retain top spot.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will competea with new signing Mandzukic for a starting spot in the side.
“We will be two to scare the opposition. Now the most difficult matches start, with more players, the coach will be able to make changes,” he said after the victory.
AC Milan are currently top of the SerieA, three points ahead of rivals Inter Milan as they prepare to Atalanta on Saturday.