Manchester United are in search of a midfielder and if the latest reports in the media are anything to go by then Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic is in the lime light.
The Croatian international has mainly been a bench warmer at the Bernabeu since joining from Inter Milan because Zidane prefers the likes of Casemiro, Kroos and Modric in his midfield.
According to Don Balon, Mourinho goes on the attack and wants to sign the 23-year-old midfielder from the Los Blancos.
The Spanish source have mentioned that the former Nerazzurri midfielder is pleased by the Portuguese coach and Manchester United would be willing to splash around 30 million euros to hire his services.
Kovacic can play as an effective defensive midfielder, a creative central midfielder and also as an attacker if needed.
This season, so far, he has only started 6 games for the reigning European Champions and provided just 1 assist.
Mateo’s current contract with the Spanish giants will expire in 2021 and it has a (Sport) release clause of 50 million euros ($59million).
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