It’s Official: Mateo Kovačić Signs To Real Madrid

18 Aug

Satellite21 year old Inter Milan & Croatian National Team midfielder Mateo Kovačić has become our newest player signing for the next six seasons. He will be presented tomorrow.

You can check out his skills in this video.


A look at how Kovacic plays

The midfielder is 21 years old and is a regular member of the Croatia international squad.

Mateo Kovacic (Linz, Austria, 6-5-1994) is now a Real Madrid player. The young midfielder combines the experience of playing at a great European football side, Inter Milan, with an enormous potential for growth that he has demonstrated since his first years with Dinamo Zagreb.

With unquestionable technical quality, Kovacic stands out for his ball control, dribbling and through balls. These attributes allow him to play as an attacking midfielder as well as a little higher up the pitch, where his high percentage of successful passes is a sure means of getting the side moving. Furthermore, he is able to score goals from his position, as shown with the eight he notched up last season.

National side
His versatility in midfield has led to him becoming a regular international squad member with Croatia, where he usually features in the side alongside his new teammate Modric. He played in the Brazil World Cup in 2014 with the side from the Balkans.

Young hope
Kovacic stood out at Dinamo Zagreb as one of the real footballing pearls in his country and he made his first team debut aged 16. Success was immediate and he attained two consecutive League and Cup doubles with the Croatian league team. His debut in the Champions League came against Real Madrid, and he also has the honour of being the second youngest goalscorer in the leading European competition.

All of these merits did not go unnoticed by Inter Milan, the side he joined halfway through the 2012/13 season. He has been a key member of the Italian side over the last two seasons, during which he has been the midfielder with the most appearances. Also, last season he set his goalscoring record with 8 goals.

Dinamo Zagreb (2010-13)
Inter Milan (2013-15)
Real Madrid (2015- )

2 Croatian league titles (2011 and 2012)
2 Croatian Cups (2011 and 2012)

Regular member of the Croatian international squad.

Now Lukita will have a homie to hang out with. (I hope this won’t make Gareth have a sad.) If you’re wondering why we bought yet another midfielder and how he might fit in, SB Nation has some theories as does

How it all works out is anyone’s guess. However, I can predict one thing: Shigs is going to have a breakdown when she sees that “I Belong To Jesus” shirt. It’s a bit too evocative of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named for her. Poor woobins (Shigs, that it is). Welcome to the circus, Mateo!

– Lozil

One Response to “It’s Official: Mateo Kovačić Signs To Real Madrid”

  1. jellyace August 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    Poor Shiggers! There is just no escape.

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