The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been allowing themselves to get a little bit excited as a story in AS claims that Spurs are one of five clubs to have made contact with Real Madrid over the signing of Mateo Kovacic.
#thfc have made contact with Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic about a potential summer transfer. [AS]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) June 25, 2018
This summer could see Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma and Manchester United all competing with the Lilywhites for the signature of Kovacic. Whilst those odds don’t look good for Spurs, the Croatian midfielder could be swayed by his teammates, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, who both know what it’s like to turn out for Tottenham in the Premier League and will have nothing but good memories of their time in North London.
It’s reported that the 24-year-old has a release clause of 300 million euros and whilst that’s ridiculous in itself, the fact that Kovacic wants out of the Bernabeu would make the fee required much less. The Croatian midfielder is just one of a number of high profile transfer targets that Tottenham are chasing this summer as they could end up raiding a fair few of Europe’s big clubs in an attempt to strengthen their squad to the point that winning silverware is inevitable and for that to happen, Kovacic is a great first step.
You can read our optimistic Lilywhites’ opinions on the Kovacic deal here:
Fond memories of Croatians at spurs
— Bobby (@Bobby_Spurs) June 25, 2018
now this I could get excited about
— Steve Day (@SteveDay17) June 25, 2018
Hope it's true would be dream signing
— İsmail Çelebi (@ElebiIso) June 25, 2018
— shrek is bae (@KaneHattrick) June 25, 2018
— James Hedges (@jimmyhedge) June 25, 2018
As you can see, the Spurs fans propping our bar up would be over the moon if they could somehow secure the signing of Kovacic.