Kovacic is a fantastic player, says Florentino Perez

Kovacic is a fantastic player, says Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed the new Los Blancos signing Mateo Kovacic saying “he is a fantastic player.”

Perez praised the former Inter Milan man, who has signed a six-year deal with Los Merengues: “He’s young, but he has experience and great talent that will help to strengthen our terrific squad. He’s a fantastic player, and he comes to the club from an important league and, in Inter Milan, from a historic club that is a friend of Real Madrid.”

Speaking directly to Kovacic, Perez warned the player of the responsibility of joining Real Madrid: “You arrive at the most prestigious and valuable club in the world at the age of just 21. A new chapter in your career begins that will prove to be an exciting one. This is the team that has won ten European Cups. Being a part of this club is a privilege, one that also brings with it great responsibility, dedication, effort and sacrifice.”

The Los Blancos president reminded Kovacic he is the fifth Croat to play for Real: “The fans will support you all the way if you give your all for this badge, as your international team-mate Luka Modric has done. We’re sure you’re going to help us to keep on improving and that with your talent and dedication you’ll experience something unique: the thrill of going down in Real Madrid’s great history.”