Mateo Kovacic is in talks with Manchester City.
Fabrizio Romano, a European football transfer market expert who works for the UK’s The Guardian, wrote on social media, “Man City are in talks with Kovacic over a summer move. Positive talks are taking place. Chelsea are open to selling Kovacic,” breaking the news that Kovacic was in talks with City.
Negotiations moved quickly. Romano soon added: “Further news on Kovacic’s move to Man City. Kovacic is close to finalizing a personal agreement with City. City are in talks with Chelsea over Kovacic’s transfer fee. Kovacic will leave,” he said, adding that Kovacic will leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
City and Kovacic have been linked since the beginning of the year. At the time, the links weren’t as strong as they are today, as it was still the middle of the season. But now that the season is over and the summer transfer window is upon us, the interest seems to be stronger than ever.
Kovacic seems to be the favorite to replace Ilkay Gundogan. Gundogan’s contract with City expires at the end of the season. He has an option to extend his contract for another year, but with several clubs interested in him, City are not sure if he will stay. Kovacic is on City’s radar as they look for a midfield alternative to Guendouan.먹튀검증
Kovacic is more of a supporting player than a starring one. But the supporting cast is what makes the main cast shine. Kovacic knows exactly what he needs to do to make the stars shine. With his high work rate, ball-carrying ability, and ability to link up, Kovacic would be a welcome addition to any team. It doesn’t take much explanation to see why Pep Guardiola chose Kovacic.
Of course, there is a downside. Kovacic has been plagued by injuries, both big and small, since joining Chelsea, but if he can work through those issues at City, and with the guidance of Guardiola, he could be a great replacement for Guendouzi.