Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic announces ‘i can imagine’ staying at Chelsea as Deal wanted

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says he could “imagine” sealing a permanent move away from Real Madrid.

After months of speculation and a few days of talks, Chelsea finally secured a deadline day deal for Kovacic after former number one stopper Thibaut Courtois forced his way out of the club.

Kovacic has adapted to life at Stamford Bridge with ease and has been a consistent performer for Maurizio Sarri’s side, playing next to N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in midfield.

And even though Chelsea have shown no desire to make his move a permanent one, Kovacic says he would be happy to sign a long-term contract with Chelsea, if Real allowed him to leave.

Kovacic said on the Sky Sports website: “I think it was the most important thing I did for now in my career.

“It was a step I wanted a lot, I wanted to come here. I say thank you to my previous club, to Chelsea as well, who wanted me a lot. I am enjoying it and I like it a lot here.

“For now, I am happy here. The city is amazing, the club is one of the best in the world, and my team-mates are great.

“I need to respect my previous club, Real Madrid. I can imagine myself staying here, but I have a contract I need to respect, and that is what I will do.

“For now, my business is to give my best every day.”

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Will Kovacic get the permanent deal he wants?

So far Kovacic has performed well for the club so if he keeps up performing at a decent level, then he certainly has a chance to get that permanent deal he wants.


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