Even after having a bank on the new signing, Barcelona’s international sporting directory, Ariedo Braida has confirmed that, the Inter Milan star Mateo Kovacic will be signed as a midfielder for Barcelona. In the interview, he has told
Nothing stops us making verbal agreements with a view to signing players January.
Mateo Kovacic Transfer News and Current Form
FIFA has already warned and banned Barcelona to assign new player until 2016 January. That means, they cannot acquire any new player in this summer. However, the international sporting director of FC Barcelona, Braida has given an interview to FC Inter News, where he insists that they would be able to sign new player and one of them can be this 21 years old Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic.
Braida has described this midfielder like this,
For the moment I can’t talk, there’s nothing concrete. But of course, we can’t deny that we like the player and he has quality.
Mateo Kovacic is currently playing for the Serie A team, Inter Milan since January 2013. In 2014/15 season, he has appeared in 23 Serie A matches for Inter Milan and scored 5 goals and made 2 assists. At the same time, he has played 3 UEFA Europa League matches for this club where he didn’t score any goal.
He can play as a Centre Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder and Forward. Mateo Kovacic’s dribbling ability is just awesome. Not only dribbling, he can hold the ball for a long time. On the other hand, long shots, defensive contribution and passing are the strength of this player.
Two Spanish legends, Xavi and Iniesta may retire after this season of hardly after next season. Therefore, Barcelona need more young talent. Moreover, Serie A has more than one youngsters such as Pogba, Mauro Icardi etc. And Barcelona is looking for another young talent, which ends up with Mateo Kovacic.
Besides Mateo Kovacic signing, Ariedo Braida has also told that Perdo Rodriguez will not leave Camp Nou in this summer. He will keep playing for Barcelona in next season.