New signing, Mateo Kovacic says he is excited to join English Premier League side Chelsea on a season-long loan, and is ready to do his best at the club.
The 24-year-old midfielder has been at Real Madrid for three seasons since joining from Inter Milan, and helped Croatia reach the final of the just-concluded World Cup in Russia.
He was unveiled by the Blues on Thursday – the deadline for transfers for premier League clubs.
“I am really happy and excited to be here. It is an amazing feeling,” Kovacic told Chelsea’s website.
“I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “He is a perfect fit for us this season, his style is well suited to how Maurizio wants to play and we are sure he will prove to be a valuable asset for the club.”
In Kovacic’s three seasons at Real Madrid, he helped the club win three Champions Leagues in a row.
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