Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield revolution is about to get even more exciting after Gazzetta dello Sports have confirmed that Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic could be the next summer signing for The Reds.
You may recall that Kovacic snubbed Liverpool in favor of a move to Real Madrid last summer, where he is constantly benched by the new manager Zinedine Zidane.
Kovacic is currently on Euro 2016 duties with Croatia and has been one of the best players in the tournament so far. Seeing his form and Real Madrid’s willingness to sell, The Reds are confident of signing the midfield star in coming weeks.
The player is currently unsettled at Bernabeu and has admitted the difficult first season he had to endure in Spanish capital.
Speaking with AS, Kovacic said: “I am one of the youngest players in the squad and was in the stands, but what counts is that we won the Champions League and are all very happy.
“It has been a very difficult campaign. I was disappointed to leave Inter, but Real are a great side. I arrived very young, but gained a lot of experience and saw many things. I knew there would be difficulties, but now I am focused on the Euros.”
Despite the Champions League success last season, Kovacic is open to the idea of joining a new club this summer with Liverpool being tipped as the favorites.
The Reds however could face a stiff competition from AS Roma, who are looking to bring Kovacic on loan following Miralem Pjanic’s transfer to Juventus and Radja Nainggolan’s proposed move to Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp will need to cough-up £24million for Kovacic’s transfer which would bring a degree of stability and tenaciousness to Liverpool’s midfield next season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are continuing to push for a deal to sign Jonas Hector, Mario Gotze and Moussa Dembele before the next season kicks off.