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Dnipro swoop to sign Kalinić from Blackburn

Published: Friday 12 August 2011, 11.34CET
Croatian international forward Nikola Kalinić has signed a four-year deal with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk after the Ukrainian club agreed a reported €6m fee with Blackburn Rovers FC.
Dnipro swoop to sign Kalinić from Blackburn
Nikola Kalinić puts pen to paper on a four-year deal with Dnipro ©FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
 
 
Published: Friday 12 August 2011, 11.34CET

Dnipro swoop to sign Kalinić from Blackburn

Croatian international forward Nikola Kalinić has signed a four-year deal with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk after the Ukrainian club agreed a reported €6m fee with Blackburn Rovers FC.

Croatian international forward Nikola Kalinić has joined FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk from Blackburn Rovers FC for a reported €6m fee.

Kalinić, 23, has signed a four-year deal with the Ukrainian Premier League club and could make his Dnipro debut in Saturday's home game against reigning champions FC Shakhtar Donetsk. The former HNK Hajduk Split striker scored six goals in 44 league appearances during his two-season stay at Ewood Park.

"The negotiations were tough, exhausting even," said Dnipro director Andriy Stetsenko. "Blackburn were eager to keep him, but we persuaded the player it was better for him to continue his career at Dnipro." Dnipro take on Fulham FC in the UEFA Europa League play-offs on 18 and 25 August, with the first leg played in England.

Last updated: 12/08/11 12.06CET

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