Since making his high-profile move from Inter Milan to Real Madrid, Matteo Kovacic has struggled to see the field in the Spanish capital. Now, it appears he is in need of another move to help resurrect his career.
Originally out of Dínamo Zagreb’s academy, his €14 million move to Inter gave way to disappointment, scoring only eight goals in 80 games as their #10. However, his prospects were so high, Madrid pounced on him for €31 million.
Competition for playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu is fierce, and Kovacic hasn’t been helped by his body. Currently injured, he will find playing time even harder to find when he makes his return. With his situation in flux, several Italian clubs are preparing to pounce on the Croatian.
Both AC Milan and Juventus were linked with the midfielder over the summer. Now you can add Napoli to the list of interested teams. Sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli, is monitoring Kovacic’s situation and assessing the opportunity to buy him at a devalued price. Napoli hopes Maurizio Sarri can help turn his career around.