In a turn of funny events, Chelsea have accidentally revealed on their website the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.
The Croatian joined the Blues on a loan move from Madrid last season. He played a fantastic season for the Bridge team making over 50 appearances.
Chelsea had been asked by Madrid to pay a fee in the region of 45 million pounds to make his signing permanent. Chelsea due to their transfer ban will not be able to sign any player, however, Kovacic had already been registered previous season in their squad and hence his move was possible. But the information came out without planning as it was revealed on their website by accident that Kovacic has been signed without any announcement.
In an interview called ‘My Footballing Firsts’ on the club’s ‘The Fifth Stand’ app, the post read: ‘After securing a permanent switch to Stamford Bridge following a successful loan spell at Chelsea from Real Madrid, we caught up with Mateo Kovacic to find out what some of his first footballing memories are…’ before they ran an interview with him.
Speaking about his transfer, Kovacic said: ‘It was an amazing feeling to sign for Chelsea, first on loan and now permanently.
‘It is a fantastic club, with great team-mates and we play a good style of football.
‘I am very happy to be staying here and very proud to be a Chelsea player.’