Earlier today, Aston Villa confirmed that almost forgotten goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic would depart for pastures new when the Croatian January transfer window opens, as the 30-year-old has secured himself a loan spell out with Hajduk Split for the second half of the 2020/21 campaign.
Lovre Kalinic is set to depart on loan in January…
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 22, 2020
Having made the switch to us back in January 2019 for a reported 7million Euros, the Croatian international stopper hasn’t had the best of times, making only eight starting appearances and being held back by a few injuries.
He spent the second half of last season out on loan with Toulouse and he now returns to his first club, having come through Hajduk Split’s youth setup prior to establishing himself in their first team.
The loan will become official on January 18 and we can only hope he gets some good game time and rediscovers his form as that should simply help drive through a permanent deal at the end of the campaign.