Kovacic: Fans Call Early Treble Win for Man City Next Season After Agreeing Deal for Croatian

Kovacic: Fans Call Early Treble Win for Man City Next Season After Agreeing Deal for Croatian

Elijah Odetokun
June 21, 2023 at 11:33 AM
  • 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.

Mateo Kovacic, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, Premier League.
Chelsea have reportedly accepted an offer of £30m from Manchester City for Mateo Kovacic. Photo by Visionhaus.
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However, City are wasting no time filling the voids even before they emerge. BBC Sports reports that they have agreed to a £30m deal, including bonuses, for Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic.

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.

@AbzSemtex wrote:

''Gundo, Bernardo, Kovacic, Rice, Rodri, Foden and KDB in midfield for City next season? What stops this team from winning the quadruple?''

@rilwan_ola01 tweeted:

''Man City every summer always handle market as if they just escaped relegation.. they will win the league again next season.''

@Mondaylee added:

''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.''

@TheLucasLad wrote:

''Manchester City winning the treble again, We won’t be there.''

According to ESPN, City are also interested in Kovacic’s national teammate, Josko Gvardiol as a possible replacement for Aymeric Laporte, who is linked to Tottenham and Barcelona.

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.

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