In an exclusive interview TuttoMercatoWeb, the agent of Andre Kramaric revealed that there were discussions with AC Milan about his client this summer. However, in the end, the Rossoneri opted for the striker’s compatriot Ante Rebic.
Earlier this summer, the very same agent confirmed that the Rossoneri were interested in the striker, though nothing concrete had materialized out of it (via MilanNews.it). In the interview with TMW, he confirmed that negotiations did take place, although they never took off.
“There were discussions with AC Milan for Kramaric. However, the price tag of Hoffenheim was high and the Rossoneri had other objectives as well. The German side has no intention of letting him go on loan,” Vincenzo Cavaliere began.
Instead, Milan opted to sign Kramaric’s fellow teammate in the Croatian national team, Ante Rebic, who joined the San Siro side on the last day of the transfer window (via ACMilan.com). Per Transfermarkt, the two-year loan cost the Rossoneri €5m, while there is a €25m buy-out clause.
“Rebic? He is very powerful, one of the fastest in the Bundesliga if I remember correctly. He is a winger, but at Frankfurt he played as a pure striker alongside Jovic,” Cavaliere concluded.
Next weekend, Milan will face Hellas Verona away from home, and it remains to be seen of Rebic will get the chance from the first minute.