Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that he wants to keep on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic at Chelsea.
There has been a lot of speculation in the media over the past few months which have suggested that We do not want to hand Kocacic a long-term contract at the club, as he has not made the impact that many expected, despite playing 80 per cent of the Premier League fixtures under Sarri.
And that led to speculation that both Arsenal and Manchester United may decide to swoop in and reignite their interest in Kovacic, as both were heavily linked with a move before he decided to join make the right move to Stamford Bridge.
However, Sarri has ended much speculation by confirming that he wants to hand the Croatian midfielder a contract, He Said: ‘I want to try with Kovacic. He is only on loan, of course, but I’d like very much that Kovacic will stay with us.
‘You know very well that, in that position, we have some problems because we have only Jorginho. In my opinion, Kovacic could become a very good central midfielder.
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“Of course, he is not a defensive midfielder (at the moment) but, as you know, in that position I prefer a very technical player.
‘In the last match, Jorginho touched 161 balls. So, for us, it’s very important for us to have big quality in that position. Big quality not for the last pass, but big quality in terms of moving the ball.’
Here is what we think on Kovacic staying.
Kovacic has played well throughout the season and although he has done nothing spectacular, he is solid and we are glad to hear that sari wants to keep hold, as the young man has the potential to develop into one of the best midfielder sin the game.
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