Transfer news

Kalinic completes Dnipro move

August 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Dnipro have completed the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Nikola Kalinic, Steve Kean
PA PhotosNikola Kalinic had a disappointing two-year spell at Ewood Park

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Kalinic, 23, joined Blackburn from Hajduk Split in 2009 for a fee reported to be in the region of £6 million, but he struggled to make an impact and scored just 13 goals in 53 games.

He has now signed a four-year deal with Ukrainian side Dnipro and the club's CEO, Andrei Stetsenko, told the club's official website: "Negotiations for Nikola were difficult, exhausting even. Blackburn really did not want to sell this player, but we were able to convince the player that his career would be better at Dnipro.

"After that, he made some effort to seal a move to Dnipro, and now we can finally say the transfer is complete."