The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern would be over the moon if their club could pull off the signing of Mateo Kovacic. The young Croatian midfielder has reportedly had a transfer request turned down by Florentino Perez, according to Cadena COPE. The young midfielder wants to move on this summer and Spurs have held a long-term interest in signing him.
[Cadena COPE] understands Tottenham Hotspur long-term target Mateo Kovačic has handed in a transfer request to leave Real Madrid this summer.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 20 June 2018
If Tottenham could complete the signing of Kovacic their midfield would have perfect balance. At the moment the Lilywhites have the likes of Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier in defensive midfield and Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in attacking midfield, however, with Mousa Dembele set to leave the club and Harry Winks suffering from injury, Kovacic would be the perfect man to link the club’s midfield and create some balance.
Tottenham would do well to prise the 24-year-old midfielder from Los Blancos, as the club still see him as an important player for the future. At the moment, Real Madrid’s strongest midfield consists of Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Isco, although with an ageing Modric, Kovacic could be set to take over from his experienced countryman for both club and country.
You can read our local Lilywhites’ Kovacic verdict here:
Take him take him..he will be our new modric..#COYS
— jogender dhankhar (@jogidhankhar) June 20, 2018
For the love of football please sign him.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) June 20, 2018
Definitely try and get this guy exactly what we need #COYS
— Ozzie (@oztan17) June 20, 2018
Him and N’dombele
— Richard murdoch (@Ricmur72R) 20 June 2018
Should be all over this like
— Lewis Wood (@lewywood1) June 20, 2018
— Doug L (@Nomad424) June 20, 2018
Would be a great partner for Dier and competition for Winks. Though as the request was rejected, i can’t see him coming.
— Scott Clay (@scotthclay) June 20, 2018
You can see as clear as day from these Spurs fans’ comments that Kovacic would be a very welcome addition to the club as they move into their new stadium.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience