Real Madrid sells Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea for about 45 million euros
Real Madrid has made official the sale of Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea, after the transfer of the Croatian last season in London. In this way, the white club takes revenge on a player who did not fit Zinedine Zidane’s plans, the English get one of the few transfers to those who opted for the FIFA sanction and the footballer achieves his desire to continue wearing ‘blue’ ‘ The operation, although without official figures, would have closed at around 45 million euros.
Four years after arriving at La Castellana endorsed by his compatriot Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic says goodbye to Real Madrid almost through the back door. Without much prominence and with a Supercopa of Spain sublime against Barcelona in 2017, the Balkan goes to Chelsea to continue his progression.
A sale that adds to that of Marcos Llorente at Atlético de Madrid and with which the white club follows its ‘Operation Exit’ that will have to solve more exits during the next days. For its part, Chelsea gets a player who had been behind for several months after learning that he would not be able to register new players for the sanction of FIFA and have Kovacic in the chamber for his transfer, which now becomes permanent record until 2024.
During 18/19 the midfielder played up to 51 matches as ‘blue’ and under the command of Maurizio Sarri has found the regularity that Zidane did not offer, with whom nevertheless managed to win among other titles three Champions League in a row. Now without Sarri and waiting for Frank Lampard to officially arrive at the London bench, Kovacic obtains his desired transfer with which he ends his Madrid relationship.