Mateo Kovačić joins Chelsea permanently
The Croatian midfield maestro joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2015 from the Italy based club Inter Milan.
Now, he has signed a five-year contract with the blues. Chelsea acquired Kovacic from Real Madrid for just 45 million euros which are kind of a bargain in such a ludicrous price market.
After winning three back to back Champions league and one La Liga with the Los Blancos. Mateo joined the South-West London based club on a temporary 1-year loan deal before the start of the 2018-19 season.
Rafael Benitez was the manager who bought Mateo Kovačić from the Italian side but unfortunately, he was sacked mid-season by the Spanish club because of his poor performances in the Spanish league.
Later, Zinedine Zidane, one of the best player ever to grace the football pitch became the immediate manager of the great whites.
Though Kovacic is a fluid player with keen passing and ball distribution abilities but was somehow less compared to the three unshakable midfield stars of back-to-back Champions league winning Real Madrid.
The now Chelsea midfielder never got fair chance to show his complete footballing potential. Not being in the starting line-up was costing Kovacic his place in the Croatian National team. Mateo Kovacic spent most of his 2018 world cup campagin on the bench.
I think that must have provoked Kovacic to look for a team where he could actually perform and confer his footballing skills to make a mark for himself.
Real Madrid already had a number of midfielders in their Squad which meant very little time for Kovacic to play. Chelsea F.C. looking for a midfielder, Kovacic looking for playing time and Madrid looking to get rid of players, the deal fell in front of them and Mateo Kovacic gladly reaped it.
Kovacic spent last season under master tactician Mauricio Sarri and went on to the Europa League in the first season with Chelsea and was also an integral part of the team, unlike Madrid where he won all the trophies mostly resting on the bench.
After signing the permanent deal, Kovacic said: ‘I really enjoyed my season on loan with Chelsea, I feel comfortable at the club and like London and the Premier League very much. I am very happy to be able to join permanently.
‘We had a successful year, winning the Europa League and I hope I can make a big contribution in the coming seasons.’
Kovacic has reached a place he totally deserves and seems fully confident to make a name for himself in England. We wish him all the best for his new-old venture.