The Croatia international was signed by Real Madrid in August 2015 from Inter Milan for a fee of 32.5 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
Since his arrival from Inter, Mateo Kovacic has scored three goals and provided six assists in 82 games for Real Madrid, including one assist in nine games in all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old is a great talent, almost always reliable when played.
Mateo Kovacic has represented Croatia at Under-14, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 32 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in March 2013. As a member of Croatia national football team, Kovacic won 34 caps and he scored one goal.
The Real Madrid manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new midfielder and Mateo Kovacic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Croatia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Jose Mourinho wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Jose Mourinho will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the Real Madrid midfielder is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
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According to the report, Paul Pogba has been missing through injury and suspension at various times this season, forcing the Red Devils to change their style of play dramatically. Mateo Kovacic is a similar type of player to Pogba, possessing the technique and composure to run with, and play, the ball with speed. He has struggled to hold down a spot under Zinedine Zidane, and he could be open to join Manchester United.
A move to Manchester United is exactly what Mateo Kovacic needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.