AC Milan striker leaves the club

AC Milan young centre forward Marko Lazetic and will join Austrian clubs Altach on loan for the rest of the season.

The January transfer window has closed in Italy but not in all the other countries. That means that Serie A clubs can still sell or loan players and it’s exactly what has just happened with AC Milan young striker Marko Lazetic.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Marko Lazetic has completed his medical tests yesterday and will join Altach on loan for the rest of the season. Altach play in the Austrian Bundesliga and are currently tenth in the standings with 15 points. The transfer is loan-only and the Austrians will not have any option to buy Lazetic.

Altach coach, former striker Miroslav Klose, insisted to have the 19-year-old Serbian centre forward at his orders. His presence at the Austrian club played a big role in convincing Lazetic and also AC Milan to accept this transfers.

Marko joined the Rossoneri one year ago for a fee of €5 million. It has been difficult for the young striker to get first team chances under Stefano Pioli. This season he made only one late appearance with the first squad. Lazetic was part of the Primavera squad on 8 occasions finding the back of the net five times.

The 19-year-old will surely find more space at Altach. A surprising move for AC Milan who had refused until the very last moment all Italian offers for Marko Lazetic. The presence of Miroslav Klose, Germany’s record goal scorer and a former player of Stefano Pioli, was certainly the key factor behind this transfer.

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