Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea reportedly wants to leave the West London club this summer as Bayern Munich coach, Thomas Tuchel plots a shock move for the Croatian Midfielder.
Thomas Tuchel who coached Mateo Kovacic for twenty months during his tenure at Chelsea is thought to be interested in signing the former Real Madrid man.
Kovacic leaped at the chance to join Chelsea on loan in 2018, and the transfer eventually became permanent after he found playing time scarce at Real Madrid.
Since then, the Croatian international has been an important cog for Chelsea, tallying six goals and 14 assists in 218 games played in all competitions.
Chelsea, though, are on the verge of missing out on European status for 2023-24, hence the club plans to make considerable cuts in the upcoming summer.
Kovacic has just over a year left on his contract and will turn 29 next month, making it exceedingly unlikely that the club’s management will offer him new terms.
Chelsea already have an abundance of choices in that position, but incoming head coach Mauricio Pochettino may want to bring in a new face anyhow.
However, according to reports, Kovacic is now dissatisfied at Chelsea and wants to go in search of fresh challenges.
Thomas Tuchel, a former manager at Chelsea, now oversees the Bayern Munich squad, and according to insiders, they are interested in signing Kovacic.
Even though Konrad Laimer is coming in from RB Leipzig, Tuchel may still want to add Kovacic to further reinforce that position.
If true, this report suggests that Chelsea would rather lose Kovacic to a foreign club than risk having him join a long-term Premier League title challenger.
It was reported over the weekend that Manchester City were interested in a deal for Kovacic, presumably in preparation for the impending free transfer of Ilkay Gundogan.
However, with the West London club under intense pressure to meet FFP criteria, Chelsea will likely sell to the highest bidder.
For accounting purposes, Todd Boehly and company should release as many players as possible from the roster by June 30.
Who is Mateo Kovacic?
Mateo Kovacic is a Croatian professional football player who plays as a central midfielder for Croatia’s national team and the English Premier League club Chelsea.
Mateo Kovacic age;
Kovacic was born on the 6th of May, 1994 in Linz, Austria.
Kovacic International career;
Since 2013, Kovai has been a regular member of the Croatian national team. He has competed at the 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups, as well as the UEFA Euros in 2016 and 2020, reaching the World Cup final in 2018.
Mateo Kovacic club career;
Kovacic joined Dinamo Zagreb, where he won two league titles in a row at the age of 16, and then moved on to Inter Milan in 2013.
After the 2014–15 season, he transferred to Real Madrid, where he has since won three consecutive Champions League titles (in 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18).
He spent 2018 on loan with Chelsea before committing to the London club permanently.
After the 2019-20 season, Kovacic was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year. He also won the Europa League in 2018-19 and the Champions League in 2020-21.
When did Mateo Kovacic join Chelsea?
The 28-year-old midfielder joined the Blues from Real Madrid for 40 million pounds in 2019 and has gone on to stretch up more than 200 appearances, meanwhile, he will enter the last 12 months of his contract this summer.
Mateo Kovacic’s style of play;
Kovacic has been described as a great technician with excellent dribbling abilities. He is considered to be a versatile midfielder, having played in different midfield positions.
Mateo Kovacic’s personal life;
He was born to Bosnian-Croatian parents Stipo and Ruzica who moved to Croatia from Zabrde near Kotor Varos, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He is a devout Roman Catholic and he attends church every Sunday. He speaks five languages, Croatian, German, English, Italian, and Spanish.
In 2017, Kovacic married his longtime girlfriend Izabel Andrijanic. On 12 October 2020, Andrijanic gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Ivan. The child was christened in July 2021,