Mateo Kovacic is leaving Chelsea to join Manchester City.
Manchester City has agreed to pay £30 million for Chelsea player Mateo Kovacic.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the deal is now settles and the transaction is over. The clubs have agreed to sell the midfielder for £255 million. The £5 million bonus is contingent on Man City winning trophies rather than the player’s individual achievement.
The personal contract details were negotiated about two weeks ago. Kovacic, who was primarily interested in joining Manchester City, will have a physical with the new club in the coming days.
Mateo’s Chelsea contract will end in the summer of 2024.
In 2019, Kovacic joined the London club. He won the Champions League, Europa League, European Super Cup, and Club World Cup with Chelsea.
Last season, the Croatian made 37 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring two goals, assisting on two others, and collecting ten yellow cards.
Man City are hoping to complete the £25 million transfer of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea this week.
Mateo Kovacic: Manchester City and Chelsea complete a £30 million deal for the midfielder
The price appears to be £25 million guarantees up front plus $5 million in performance-related add-ons.
It seems that Kovacic will officially join the triple champions from the previous season very soon.
Kovacic has been at Stamford Bridge since signing on loan from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018.
During his career at Chelsea, the Croatia international has won four major titles. He has won Champions League in 2021, and has made 221 appearances.
Kovacic’s exit will bring an end to his five-year stint at Stamford Bridge, which he began on loan from Real Madrid.
Kovacic has won a fourth Champions League title with the club, in addition to the three he earned in Madrid, as well as the Europa League in 2019.