Napoli sign free agent Milic

To help cope with the absence of left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, Hrvoje Milic has signed for Napoli on a free transfer.

Napoli have completed the signing of defender Hrvoje Milic on a free transfer following his release by Olympiacos in January.

The Croatia international previously played for a season in Italy with Fiorentina before moving to Greece last July in a deal reportedly worth €1.5million.

But Milic struggled at Olympiacos and, after making just four appearances across all competitions, his contract was terminated at the end of January.

The 28-year-old joins Napoli as cover at left-back for the injured Faouzi Ghoulam, who has not played since tearing an anterior cruciate ligament on November 1 and is not expected to return to training until mid-March after fracturing his patella earlier this month.

For the time being, Milic will compete with Mario Rui for the left-back spot and, although it has not been officially communicated by Napoli, the Croatian is reported to have signed a contract until the end of the season.