Kovacic is Officially Blue

Speculations has been on stating Mateo Kovacic was to sign a permanent contract for Chelsea. Reports gotten from Chelsea today states a five year done deal ✒️.

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The Croatian World Cup finalist, Mateo Kovacic was moved to Stamford Bridge on loan last summer by the last season Chelsea's boss, Maurizio Sarri. 

He broke into the first 11 almost immediately, his superb performance eventually led to a Europa League triumph and a third-place finish in the Premier League.

Kovacic penned a permanent deal with a five-year contract which was signed earlier today as reported by chelseafc.com and will be a member of their squad for 2019/20.

Kovacic said: ‘I really enjoyed my season on loan with Chelsea, I feel comfortable at the club and like London and the Premier League very much. I am very happy to be able to join permanently. We had a successful year, winning the Europa League and I hope I can make a big contribution in the coming seasons.’

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Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Mateo proved what an accomplished player he is during his season on loan with us and we are delighted to welcome him to the club on a permanent basis. He already possesses extensive experience at club and international level and we are sure he will be a big success with Chelsea over the next five years.'

Kovacic made 51 appearances for Chelsea last season, 36 of them starts, playing primarily on the left of midfield in Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 formation where he was an important supplier of passes to top goalscorer Eden Hazard.

The 25-year-old stats in the Europa League is impressive with him starting in 10 of the 15 games, including the final in Baku, and making two further substitute appearances. He was a standout performer against Arsenal in Azerbaijan and was involved in three of the goals in our 4-1 win.

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chelseafc.com