The Croatia international was signed by Real Madrid in August 2015 from Inter Milan for a fee of 31 million euros. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with Real Madrid until June 2021.
Since his arrival from Inter Milan, Mateo Kovacic has scored three goals and provided five assists in 73 games for Real Madrid, including two goals and provided three assists in 39 games in all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Croatia.
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, Mateo Kovacic has won 34 caps and has scored one goal.
Adding a midfielder remains Tottenham’s top priority this summer and Mauricio Pochettino will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Mateo Kovacic has been long term target of Mauricio Pochettino and Arsène Wenger as the managers look to bolster their midfield options for the next season.
Arsène Wenger will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Real Madrid midfielder is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
Arsenal and Tottenham are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
The Croatia international will definitely be a good addition to the Arsenal and Tottenham side.
Italian giants AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Roma have reportedly registered an interest in his services and have enquired over his availability. It’s now down to the manager and the board to decide his future.
Mateo Kovacic would reportedly be interested in a move this summer, but if Arsenal and Tottenham do want him, they will have to beat those other interested clubs to his signature.