Croatian footballer, Nikola Kalinic, has officially joined Hajduk Split, signing a six-month contract.
Yet, there’s a unique detail about this move: the striker, previously without a club, has agreed to a six-month contract with a wage of just €1. Normally, teams don’t disclose salary details, but the club’s sporting director broke with tradition to make this unique agreement public for clarification purposes.
He was quoted by a source close to the club as saying: “We know the situation around Nikola, he has been absent for a long time, we need to see how he will react, how he will appear in training. We should take some time to see his condition.”
In revealing the unusual contract decision, he added, “Financially, it was the simplest. He was at Hajduk for three years and didn’t come back for money. We’ve agreed to a salary of one euro.”
The sporting director remarked that Kalinic’s motives for returning were not financially driven. “He wants to help Hajduk and win the championship; this is his sole reason and goal for coming back,” he emphasised.
Kalinic’s return to Hajduk Split marks an extraordinary gesture in the football world, where significant wages have become the norm.