A big Italian club, ready to offer €20M for Kovacic

A big Italian club, ready to offer €20M for Kovacic


Despite of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic hasn’t played a lot this season, there are a lot of teams which are interested in him. One of those is the Italian champion Juventus, which is ready to offer of €20 million, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

But the problem is that Real won’t sell him for less €25 million because they bought him last summer for €30 million. According to Tuttosport, the Italian champion has chosen Kovacic because of Barcelona midfielder Mascherano’s release fee of €100 million and Valencia offensive midfielder André Gomes’ price is too expensive. On 11th June Spanish radio Radio Marca reported Juventus will ask for Kroos if Real go to sign Pogba, but in this case it looks Juve will try to sign Kovacic although Real don’t ask for Pogba.

Apart of Juventus, there are other Italian clubs which are interested in him, like his former team Inter, but Kovacic has said this week he won’t never play with Roberto Mancini as the coach. The other team who want him is AC Milan, but as they won’t play in Europe next season (even in Europa League), it’s difficult convince him.

Kovacic is considered as the future Modric, but it’s clear that he doesn’t have the experience of Modric, who is his teammate in Real and in the national team, playing now the EURO in France. He’s only 21 years old and it’s normal he lacks experience, but at the same time it means he has a long future in his career yet.

This season Kovacic has played totally 34 matches (25 in Liga, 8 in Champions League and 1 in Copa del Rey). It looks like it’s not bad, but he has only played as starting member for 12 times. As a matter of act, he made only 1 goal and 2 assists. In the Champions League final against Atlético de Madrid on 28th May, he wasn’t even in the bench.