With Jorginho set to sign for Chelsea , Manchester have turned their attention towards Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic. City have contingency plans in place with boss Pep Guardiola having identified landing one more midfielder as one of his summer priorities.”
Recently the Croatia international has spoken about possibly leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, insisting he needs to get more minutes on the field.
“I know that it’s difficult to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young age,” he said, per Juan Ignacio Garcia Ochoa of Marca. “I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter.”
With Yaya Toure leaving the Etihad at the end of last season, City are short of players at the base of midfield. The man who did the job so well last season, Fernandinho, is 33, and Guardiola would surely be keen to add a dynamic alternative.
He would benefit from a transfer at this point, as the midfielder is a talent. With a defined role in the side and more minutes, he’d potentially flourish. If the money is right this could make sense for both parties and help make the team’s depth that much better.