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Kovacic: Fans Call Early Treble Win for Man City Next Season After Agreeing Deal for Croatian
- Manchester City have reportedly agreed a deal with Chelsea for the transfer of Mateo Kovacic
- The Croatian midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge after five successful seasons in which he won all European trophies
- City will recruit one of the league’s best midfielders on the back of winning the treble
Manchester City have presented themselves as an early contender to retain their treble or possibly go a notch higher and complete the quadruple next season with their early transfer business.
The Cityzens completed a historic treble with their fifth Premier League title under Pep Guardiola and their first-ever UEFA Champions League, beating Inter Milan in the final.
Pep Guardiola faces the possible departure of some stars, including treble-winning captain, Ilkay Gundogan.
Fans react to Kovacic deal
The Croatian midfielder is one of those who have a year left on their Blues deal, and the club were willing to move him on for a reasonable fee.
Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano confirmed the player only wanted City as there were many suitors, and it got fans claiming City might be able to retain their trophies next season. At the same time, some believe that the fee is small.
''Gundo, Bernardo, Kovacic, Rice, Rodri, Foden and KDB in midfield for City next season? What stops this team from winning the quadruple?''
''Man City every summer always handle market as if they just escaped relegation.. they will win the league again next season.''
''Who is stopping Manchester City next season? I can't think of any team. City is set to win its 6th PL title in 7 seasons.''
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''Manchester City winning the treble again, We won’t be there.''
Arsenal interested in Gundogan
Sports Brief reported that Arsenal are interested in Ilkay Gundogan as the German nears the end of his contract at Manchester City, with no agreement in place for renewal.
Kovacic will replace the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who will now assess his options between Arsenal, Barcelona, and Saudi clubs.