The giallorossi are interested in Real Madrid’s player. The Croatian could be the right midfielder for Monchi.
Although we are just at the beginning of March, Monchi is monitoring several midfielders to strengthen the Roma roster. Di Francesco needs a player with creativity, somebody able to change the pace of the game and make the final assist for the offensive trio.
Mateo Kovacic is not a new name at Trigoria. Last year, the former sporting director of the Lupi, Walter Sabatini, was monitoring the performances of the Croatian player as well. Nowadays, rumors from Spain are stating that Mateo Kovacic is on Monchi’s agenda too.
According to the online version of the Spanish outlet ‘AS’, Kovacic is not happy at Real Madrid. Zidane is not giving him the necessary playing time to demonstrate his qualities and the player would be willing to relocate somewhere else. His sale at the end of the season is, therefore, possible. Milan and Inter are in the race to sign him as well.
The 23-year-old from Linz (Spain) moved from Inter to Real Madrid on August 18, 2015, for a £27.90m fee. In the 2017-18 campaign, Kovacic made 24 appearances but playing only 1.283 minutes. Since March 22, 2013, the midfielder is also a player for the Croatian national team (34 appearances and 1 goal).
His contract is set to expire on June 30, 2021, and his current value should be about €35 million. Roma is interested in Kovacic but the two clubs of Milan could be a threat for Monchi.
According to Spanish outlet ‘Don Balon’, and as reported by AS ROMA 360, Monchi is also chasing Dani Ceballos, Real Madrid’s young midfielder.