Kovacic to Chelsea

Credit: Богдан Заяц

While Oscar and Achraf continue on loan at Leganes and Borrusia Dortmund respectively, Marcos Llorente will be officially presented today for Atletico de Madrid after a 40 million euro transfer fee. We’re now waiting for official confirmation on Mateo Kovacic’s departure to Chelsea.

Kovacic spent the last year in London on loan and is expected to be purchased for 45 million euros. Real Madrid paid 30 million to Inter Milan 4 years ago.

Kovacic, although winning several Champions League trophies while in Madrid, didn’t feel like he was getting enough playing time, which he believed also cost him a spot on the Croatian  national team that ended up second place in the last World Cup.


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