Spurs fans want to sign Kovacic this summer

Tottenham fans are begging their club to sign Mateo Kovacic, after the Croatian international reportedly handed in a transfer request at Real Madrid.

According to Spanish reports, Kovacic has asked to leave Madrid this summer.

The 24 year-old joined the Spanish giants in 2015, but has failed to move himself above the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the midfield pecking order.

Spurs of course sold Modric to Madrid, and fans are hoping Kovacic can come the other way to be the replacement for his compatriot that they never really got.

Despite not making much impact for Madrid this season, the young Croatian is a wonderfully gifted footballer, and can break defensive lines with both his passing and dribbling.

Valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, his contract doesn’t run out until 2021, so any move for the midfielder would likely be a pricey one.

With Mousa Dembele set to leave the club however, Spurs have to get a top class midfielder in this summer, and Kovacic could be the perfect marquee signing.

It’s not every day a player with this much ability asks for a transfer, and fans are praying they can use their status as the only Champions League team in London to bring him to the new stadium.

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