Eintracht director reveals all on Rebic deal: “I know he’ll do well…”

By Oliver Fisher -

Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic claims that Milan have signed themselves an ‘unstoppable’ left-winger in Ante Rebic.

The Rossoneri acquired the Croatia international from the Bundesliga side on deadline day of the recent summer window.

He arrived on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy, which the reliable Calcio e Finanza recently reported is set at €25million for both Rebic and Silva.

Sky – as cited by MilanNews.it – recently reported that Milan will return to using the 4-3-3 under Marco Giampaolo despite the fact that the club has spent all preseason working on a 4-3-1-2.

Their report stated that Rebic will have a key role as the starting left winger once he is fully up to speed, playing alongside Suso and Kryzsztof Piatek as part of a fearsome front three on paper.

Now, Eintracht’s sporting director Fredi Bobic has heaped praise upon the 25-year-old, who amassed nine goals and four assists in the Bundesliga last season.

“Boban knew I’d been interested in Andre Silva for about a month, but the actual negotiations began just three days before the market closed,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).

“It’s always useful to know each other and maintain relationships, I’d say yes, that facilitated negotiations.

“It’s never easy to find a solution when time is against you, but luckily Boban and Maldini are both excellent professionals.

“Together we found the best agreement, in the interests of both clubs. Rebic will be an important player, I’m more than sure about that.

“He was a leading light for us during a couple of incredible seasons. I wish him well, but I know he’ll do well for them.

“The best position for him is left winger, but he can also play very well as a second striker.

“Ante is very strong physically and, for that reason alone, a Coach hardly gives up on him.

“He has technical quality, he’s equally adept with both feet and his pace makes him unstoppable.”

Bobic also spoke about Zvonimir Boban, who returned to Milan this summer as a director after leaving his role with FIFA.

“It’s difficult at the start as management is complex, but Zvone was and still is a man of great character.

“He’ll find his way around and he’ll also be a great director.”

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