Chelsea are set to make their first transfer of the summer after agreeing a fee for on-loan star Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian international who spent the last campaign on loan at the club is expected to sign for the club in a transfer worth £40 million.
The Blues are currently under a transfer ban but can sign Kovacic as they would not be obliged to register him as a new player as he is already on their books. Kovacic was a regular starter during under former manager Maurizio Sarri.
He dominated the left side of the midfield alongside N’Golo Kante and Jorginho. It is understood that Chelsea are keen on retaining the midfielder due to his quality and Real Madrid have reportedly sold the player who has never impressed at the Spanish club.
Kovacic is a quality player and would make a good signing for the club. There have been rumblings from the club supporters that the Croatia international could block the pathway of other youth players. This is not true as Ruben Loftus-Cheek was able to thrive despite competition with Kovacic for the position.
£40 million is decent for a player of his caliber and it would be a good transfer for the midfielder. We expect Kovacic to impress incoming manager Frank Lampard as he is capable of developing the player to a higher level.
Furthermore, Loftus-Cheek is out with a long-term injury and the club needs players who can cover up his position in the team.
Kovacic fits the bill and the transfer is a non-brainer.