London, June 28 – Manchester Metropolis have accomplished the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea on a four-year contract.
Kovacic is Metropolis’s first signing of the summer time after they received the Treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup titles final season.
The 29-year-old made 221 appearances in 5 seasons at Chelsea, profitable the Champions League, Europa League, FIFA Membership World Cup and UEFA Tremendous Cup, in addition to amassing the membership’s Participant of the Yr award in 2019/20.
“It is a good transfer for me, and I can not wait to get began with Metropolis. Anybody who has watched this crew below Pep is aware of how good they’re — for me, they’re the very best on the planet. The trophies they’ve received are clear for all to see, however they’re additionally the very best footballing facet on the market,” Kovacic mentioned in a membership assertion.
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“To be becoming a member of this squad actually is a dream for any footballer. I nonetheless have loads of studying and growing to do, and I do know below Pep’s administration I can turn into a greater participant, which is admittedly thrilling for me.
My plan now could be to relaxation for a number of weeks earlier than coming again to Manchester to arrange for the brand new season. I need to assist this membership keep on the high and win extra trophies,” he added.
Kovacic has thus far received 95 caps for Croatia and was a key a part of his nation’s squad that reached the 2018 World Cup last and completed third finally 12 months’s match in Qatar.
“Mateo is a superb footballer. He can play as a 6 or an 8, has loads of expertise at high stage golf equipment and he understands the Premier League,” Metropolis director of soccer Txiki Begiristain mentioned.
“It was a quite simple choice to carry him to Metropolis as a result of he has the tactical and technical qualities we’re on the lookout for in a midfielder. He’s somebody we have now monitored for a really very long time and all the time we had been impressed at any time when we watched him.
I’m delighted he’s right here. It is a nice signing for this membership, and I’m very excited to look at what he can do with Pep and the remainder of our backroom crew,” he added.