REPORT: AC Milan Working on Permanent Signing of Ante Rebic

Ante Rebic

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that AC Milan are edging towards the permanent signing of Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Rebic made the move to Milan last summer, initially signing a two-year loan deal.

He has impressed so much that Stefano Pioli is looking to secure his signing a year early.

Ante Rebic to Make Loan at San Siro Permanent

Agreement Reached With Rebic

It is reported that whilst the priority of the Rossoneri is the extension of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, progress has been made in the pursuit of Ante Rebic’s permanent signature.

An agreement has been reached with Rebic over his contract in Italy.

The club are working on the final details with Eintracht Frankfurt.

How Frankfurt Have Found Life Without Rebic

The Bundesliga side picked up nine fewer points in 2019/20, having lost Rebic. They were without Luka Jovic, who had deserted them for Spanish giants Real Madrid, too.

That said, they only dropped two places in the Bundesliga table.

Rebic’s future was probably decided long ago though and his permanent move to Milan was surely inevitable.

Tremendous Form Under Pioli

The Croatian striker has been in tremendous form since the turn of the year. Rebic had a difficult start to his Serie A return, having previously played in Italy with Fiorentina and Hellas Verona.

Rebic did not contribute to a single goal in his opening seven Serie A appearances for AC Milan. He didn’t feature for longer than 12 minutes in four of those seven games, though.

After Marco Giampaolo’s dismissal, it took time but Rebic was eventually afforded valuable minutes to prove himself at AC Milan and he took advantage of them.

From the 3-2 win over Udinese on January 19 to his final appearance of the season, a 4-1 win over Sampdoria on July 29, Rebic scored 11 goals and provided three assists in his 18 games for the club.

A primary contributor to Milan’s unbeaten record post-lockdown, Rebic has more than earned the right to join permanently.

 

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