Manchester United have joined in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder, Mateo Kovacic.
That’s what Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo say, translated by The Mirror. Apparently, Jose Mourinho is monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation, after Kovacic hinted that he could leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The Croatia international has often been undervalued by Los Blancos, which is somewhat understandable given their wealth of midfield options at their disposal. However, in the right system, Kovacic is a brilliant player.
I’d love to see him in Red Devils colours, but I’m not sure we’d be able to offer him the week-in-week-out football that his talents deserve, particularly as it looks as though Fred is going to be officially announced as a United player tomorrow.
Perhaps Kovacic could come in and replace Marouane Fellaini as the rotational midfielder, although their styles are somewhat different. The Madrid man is far quicker than his Belgian counterpart, while also being much more composed in possession. Obviously, he isn’t as tall as Fellaini, while also not being as capable when it comes to winning the aerial battle.
It’s going to be interesting to see if United back-up this interest with a firm bid to Madrid. It’ll also be intriguing to see what their response is, because I’m sure they don’t want to lose him.