Real Madrid are comfortably the best team in the world right now.
Zinedine Zidane’s men followed up their La Liga/Champions League double last season with convincing wins over Man United and Barcelona in their respective Super Cup fixtures at the start of this campaign.
One of the reasons for Los Blancos’ success is their scarcely believable strength in depth.
And Mateo Kovacic is a big part of that.
He may not even be the best Croatian midfielder at the club (we see you Luka) but the 23-year-old has proved himself to be a quality understudy.
An imperious performance in the Spanish Super Cup second leg continued a rich run of form and has attracted the attention of one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
AS are reporting that Madrid have rejected a €75million bid from Juventus.
Zidane sees Kovacic as a key member of the squad and a player who will feature more and more as he continues to develop.
Juventus recently signed Blaise Matuidi for €20million — an absolute steal in today’s market.
The Old Lady had hoped to persuade Madrid to part with Kovacic but the Spanish champions are resolute in their stance, even with a huge offer on the table.
Nice try, Juve, but this lad is a big part of Real Madrid’s future.
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