Atlético de Madrid and Bayern Munich have
reached an agreement for the transfer of Mario
The Croatian striker successfully underwent the
medical examination in Madrid before signing a
contract for four years with the Club.
The 28-year-old international striker began his
professional career in Croatian clubs such as NK
Zagreb or Dinamo Zagreb.
With the latter he won three Leagues and two Cups
before landing in Germany, specifically in Wolfsburg,
where he played for two seasons scoring 20 goals.
In 2012, Bayern Munich recruited him and the
Croatian responded with 47 goals in two seasons, that
helped conquer a Champions League, a European
Super Cup, a Clubs’ World Cup, two Bundesligas, two
German Cups and a German Super Cup.
Mandžukić has also given ample samples of his
scoring abilities in his 52 matches with Croatia,
scoring 15 goals. In the recent Brazil World Cup, the
striker managed two goals against Cameroon to make
him the best player of the match, while in the Euro
2012, he shared the top scorer title with three goals.
José Luis Pérez Caminero, a retired spanish midfielder
said, “the incorporation of Mario Mandžukić is great
news because he has the features we were looking for
to cover this position.
He’s a strong forward, with a great high ball control
and a powerful shot. It allows us to start pressuring
behind the rival from the beginning, because he works
hard on playing the ball out of defence.
He fits well with his attacking teammates and is used
to competing at the highest level. He’s a winner, a
player used to win titles. He’ll contribute very much”.