Bari’s first January transfer window coup: Officially signs Lulic

Bari Football Club has confirmed their first addition in the January transfer window, according to the club’s official website. The announcement introduced midfielder Karlo Lulić to the club’s fans.

The official statement, translated, said: “SSC Bari confirms the definitive acquisition of Karlo Lulić (born 10.05.96, Nova Gradiška, Croatia) from Frosinone Calcio. The midfielder has signed a contract until 30 June 2026. He started in the youth sectors of Graničar Laze and Mladost Cernik and made his professional debut at just 17 years of age with NK Osijek, confirming his potential in the following season with 18 appearances and four goals.”

This early success in his career earned him attention from Sampdoria, bringing him to Italy and giving him his debut in Coppa Italia in December 2014.

“After loan experiences with Czech team Bohemians 1905 (8 appearances, 1 goal) and a second stint with NK Osijek (11 appearances, 1 goal), he wore the NK Rudez of Zagreb shirt 31 times in the 2017-2018 season, scoring 5 goals and providing 5 assists,” the statement read.

Lulić then moved to Belgium where he continued his development at Waasland-Beveren (13 appearances) and Slaven Belupo (63 appearances, 3 goals, 10 assists) before returning to Italy with Frosinone in summer 2021.

“With the ciociari, he played 46 games, scoring 2 goals and providing 6 assists, culminating his adventure in Lazio with the achievement of Serie A last season,” the statement added.

Throughout his career, Lulić has also played for Croatian youth teams all the way up to the Under 21s.

The statement finished with the club welcoming their new signing, exclaiming “Welcome Karlo!”

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