Official: Kovacic, Chelsea

Real Madrid and Chelsea announced the transfer of the Croatian. Signature for five years with Londoners. The white club will receive € 45M for a discard from Zidane.


Ya is official: Mateo Kovacic (25 years) leaves Real Madrid and signs for Chelsea. "Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed on the transfer of player Mateo Kovacic. The club wants to thank Kovacic all these years of delivery, professionalism and exemplary behavior, and wishes him good luck in his new stage, "was the statement of the Madrid entity. AS reported last Thursday that both clubs had reached an agreement by which the whites will enter around 45 million euros for the transfer of the Croatian midfielder, which firmará for five years with the Londoners.

This transfer was conditioned by the FIFA sanction to Chelsea. The English entity intensified its conversations with Madrid last week. He had as a deadline on Sunday the 30th to be able to take control of Kovacic because that day the cession of the player finalized. Even though the London club must comply with a punishment of two windows without signing (has resorted to the TAS to obtain the precautionary and try to gain time to achieve new signings), Chelsea can hire the Croatian since, being leased , his license is registered in the English Federation, and but had to do it before Sunday. Despite being announced today, the agreement came before and the transfer made within the allowed limits.

"He really enjoyed during my assignment, so I'm happy to stay ," said Kovacic himself on the Chelsea website . "I am very comfortable in London and in the Premier League, and I hope to repeat another year with successes like this one in which we won the Europa League."

The two sides win ...

Kovacic arrived at Madrid in the summer of 2015 as an express request of Rafa Benítez, who trained him in Inter. It cost 30 million euros. The player, who won in white nine titles (including three Champions) wanted to leave Madrid in search of more minutes after winning the Thirteenth. This season, with Sarri at Chelsea, he played 52 games (zero goals and two assists) and won the Europa League. The player's desire was to continue in London and Zidane did not want to see him for Valdebebas because he was disappointed with his attitude when he pressured the club to go on loan. So the agreement benefits all parties. La de Kovacic is the second official exit of Madrid this summer after Marcos Llorente (30 million plus five in variables) to Atleti.



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