Thursday September 12 2013
Rebic isn’t the new Boksic

Fiorentina’s Ante Rebic has quickly dismissed comparisons between himself and Croatia legend Alen Boksic.

“I was young when he was still playing,” the 19-year-old commented when asked about the former Lazio and Juventus forward.

“I know of his value as a footballer, but I have completely different characteristics to him,” continued the Croatia Under-21 international.

Rebic joined the Viola in the summer after the club agreed to pay RNK Split a transfer fee in the region of €5m.

“I see Fiorentina as a choice in order to improve my career,” added the striker who will primarily be used as a back-up to the likes of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez.

“I’m happy with the competition for places here as I didn’t have that in Split.

“My strengths? My speed and my aggressiveness are my best qualities.”