Manchester City has finalized the acquisition of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea, securing the midfielder on a four-year contract. Kovacic, 29, brings a wealth of experience from his five-season tenure at Chelsea, where he achieved numerous accolades including the Champions League, Europa League, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
With 95 caps for Croatia, Kovacic played a pivotal role in their journey to the 2018 World Cup final and a third-place finish in the 2022 tournament. Excited about his new venture, Kovacic expressed his eagerness to continue his development under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola, stating his belief in joining the world’s finest football team.
“This is a brilliant move for me, and I cannot wait to get started with City,” Kovacic said.
“Anyone who has watched this team under Pep knows how good they are – for me, they are the best in the world. The trophies they have won are clear for all to see, but they are also the best footballing side out there.
“To be joining this squad really is a dream for any footballer.
“I still have plenty of learning and developing to do, and I know under Pep’s management I can become a better player, which is really exciting for me.
“My plan now is to rest for a few weeks before coming back to Manchester to prepare for the new season. I want to help this club stay at the top and win more trophies.”