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Mario Pasalic Joins AC Milan On Loan

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Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has joined AC Milan on loan

Milan, Italy – Chelsea and AC Milan have come to terms on loan for Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic, AC Milan confirmed.

“Welcome Mario Pasalic. Together we will face our next season with even more quality and even more youth. Your contract with AC Milan is a year long: it will be an intense and very important season, for you and for all of us,” said the statement made by Milan.

The Croatia international had two days of intensive tests for a medical, as he’s been out since February with a back injury.

He passed with flying colors and signed the paperwork this evening.

Chelsea acquired him from Croatian club Hadjuk Split in the summer of 2014. He was immediately loaned out to La Liga side, Elche, for whom he played a starring role in midfield and helped them finish outside the relegation zone. Last season he played on loan with AS Monaco. He made 29 appearances (22 starts) in all competitions and could have perhaps seen a few more, had a back injury not brought upon a premature end to his season in February.