Arkadiusz Milik at the Juventus, it is done. The Polish international striker from OM successfully passed his medical examination prior to his paid loan Thursday afternoon, estimated at €1 million. A non-compulsory call option at €7 million was added to the transaction. If lifted, the Pole will sign for Juve until 2026.
Milik, 28, has already been through Serie A, in Naples more precisely, for four and a half seasons (summer 2016-January 2021). He left the image of an effective scorer (38 goals in 93 Championship matches). His Neapolitan adventure was thwarted by two serious knee injuries and six months out of the squad before he left for OM for refusing to extend his contract.
To Marseilles, Milik has taken care of his statistics (20 goals last season in all competitions), but has suffered from strained relations with coach Jorge Sampaoli. The arrival on the bench of the Croatian Igor Tudor was not enough to make him stay in the Marseille club, where a heavyweight player in the person of the Chilean arrived in attack Alexis Sanchez.
With Milik (19 appearances in the Champions League, 8 goals scored), Juve is reinforced with an experienced understudy for the young Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, after losing Alvaro Morata in the off-season (end of loan and return to Atlético de Madrid).