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17. Mateo Kovacic

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Only way I will not lose my mind is if we are going to not go for Kovacic due to one of these being signed 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic  Lazio

Saul       Atletico Madrid  

Koke     Atletico Madrid

Marco Verratti PSG

Frenkie de Jong   Ajax

Tanguy Ndombélé   Lyon

Adrien Rabiot  PSG

Piotr Zielinski  Poison Dwarves

Miralem Pjanic    Juve

Thiago Alcantara    Bayern Munich

are coming in (and even some of those I still rate Kovacic over)

He is fucking on verge of world class level, extraordinarily talented

We have NO ONE remotely like him on the team or on loan

Mount is an AMF

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9 minutes ago, OneMoSalah said:

If true sack the board 😂

 

Also wish Martin Keown would fuck off, Daft bastard. 

He is a right proper cunt, I fucking hate him.:middlefinger:

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I'm ok with that if it means Barkley, Loftus-Cheek AND Mount will all be given proper chances here. I like Kovacic so so much but homegrown should be a priority for this club, especially when they are as talented as those three. Plus I'm not sure if Kovacic is the right player for this system – he just doesn't score enough goals

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On 11/2/2018 at 4:55 PM, Vesper said:

He is a right proper cunt, I fucking hate him.:middlefinger:

Typical fucking hyping of English players. Nobody would care if they weren't English, especially about RLC. Honestly, any other team and any other nationality, not even Chelsea fans would want him here and would take Kovacic 10 times out of 10. Purple patches come and go, but the difference in quality is evident.

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13 minutes ago, manpe said:

Typical fucking hyping of English players. Nobody would care if they weren't English, especially about RLC. Honestly, any other team and any other nationality, not even Chelsea fans would want him here and would take Kovacic 10 times out of 10. Purple patches come and go, but the difference in quality is evident.

If we lose Kovacic, I am fucking gutted. He is one of the players who gave us CL hope gain. I love him to death.

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On 02/11/2018 at 10:34 PM, !Hazard! said:

I'm ok with that if it means Barkley, Loftus-Cheek AND Mount will all be given proper chances here. I like Kovacic so so much but homegrown should be a priority for this club, especially when they are as talented as those three. Plus I'm not sure if Kovacic is the right player for this system – he just doesn't score enough goals

100% agree with this assessment. I like Mateo, but I won't be overly worried if we don't retain him. 

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1 hour ago, BlueLion. said:

100% agree with this assessment. I like Mateo, but I won't be overly worried if we don't retain him. 

And he would cost how much next summer? 50-70m? I would find it somewhat surprising if the club decided to spend that kind of money on a midfielder when clearly the weaknesses of this squad lie elsewhere. Realistically speaking spending that money would also mean that Kovacic becomes an automatic started and would be ahead of Barkley, Loftus-Cheek and Mount in the pecking order before the next season even begins simply because of his price tag. I prefer this current situation where there are multiple players having a seemingly fair battle for that position.

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On 04/11/2018 at 4:25 PM, !Hazard! said:

And he would cost how much next summer? 50-70m? I would find it somewhat surprising if the club decided to spend that kind of money on a midfielder when clearly the weaknesses of this squad lie elsewhere. Realistically speaking spending that money would also mean that Kovacic becomes an automatic started and would be ahead of Barkley, Loftus-Cheek and Mount in the pecking order before the next season even begins simply because of his price tag. I prefer this current situation where there are multiple players having a seemingly fair battle for that position.

2 different positions in reality

Kovacic is not a pure AMF, unlike Barkley and RLC

IF Kante simply doesn't adapt and IF we aren't going to sack Sarri, we need to sell Kante

Kovacic is tailor-made for his role

Many on here dont want to here that, but it is the brutal truth

we will know by seasons end if Kante can adapt

no way should he be given TWO full seasons, that's madness

we need to cash in whist we can, look at what is going to happen with Hazard if he doesn't renew

we lose probably 100 million quid, or 150 million or so if he walks on a free in a year and a half

 

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He needs to work on his shoot. It looks miserable every time he tries to do it... Maybe he should abandon power-shoting and practice accurate placement, without so much power. Fine players with good pass and dribbling, like he is, tend to be good at shoots like that.

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3 minutes ago, El P. said:

He needs to work on his shoot. It looks miserable every time he tries to do it... Maybe he should abandon power-shoting and practice accurate placement, without so much power. Fine players with good pass and dribbling, like he is, tend to be good at shoots like that.

thats why i think Modric is the complete midfielder, can pass, dribble and shoot, Kovacic needs to start scoring more goals to reach that extra level.

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13 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

thats why i think Modric is the complete midfielder, can pass, dribble and shoot, Kovacic needs to start scoring more goals to reach that extra level.

Modric scores about 3 or 4 goals a season.... hardly a huge goalscorer but he's not that sort of midfielder. Kovacic isn't a goalscoring MF player either though but I wouldn't he surprised If he doesn't get a few before the seasons out. It would bring his level up yes but it hardly makes or breaks him as a player.

 

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5 hours ago, OneMoSalah said:

Modric scores about 3 or 4 goals a season.... hardly a huge goalscorer but he's not that sort of midfielder. Kovacic isn't a goalscoring MF player either though but I wouldn't he surprised If he doesn't get a few before the seasons out. It would bring his level up yes but it hardly makes or breaks him as a player.

 

If Modrić have played in advanced position and in high-possession based team like Kovačić does, he would get in a lot more chances. In that case he would score more goals because he is better shooter than Kova. 7-8 goals, I would say, if you just swap him and Kova in this CFC team.

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If we can spend 71m on a GK surely a fee around the 60-65m mark for Kovacic if he makes the right indications to his agent and Madrid is more than enough, I think we could get him for less bur Madrid fancy him as Modric's successor. Wouldn't be too much in my eyes. Even Kepa has been good and looks every bit worth what we paid. If the players perform fees are irrelevant. Should seriously consider it though, RLC and Barkley have improved but none of them have the class Kova has for me. He's still got plenty room to grow too.

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On 11/5/2018 at 4:37 PM, El P. said:

If Modrić have played in advanced position and in high-possession based team like Kovačić does, he would get in a lot more chances. In that case he would score more goals because he is better shooter than Kova. 7-8 goals, I would say, if you just swap him and Kova in this CFC team.

I never got that feel about Modric. He is world class in ball retention, runs and passing. But to me Rakitic is way better shooter for example. But yeah both are better than Kova. 

Speaking of Kova, it will be interesting what we do in the summer. I love his technical ability, its miles ahead of RLC or Barkley, but right now it feels he would be more of a luxury signing with all the midfielders we have. Barkley managed to bench him. Yet again without Kova, our midfield again becomes rather weak in quality.

Hopefuly he improves, cements his spot in 11 and gives some scoring proweness to his game.  

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4 hours ago, BlueLyon said:

I never got that feel about Modric. He is world class in ball retention, runs and passing. But to me Rakitic is way better shooter for example. But yeah both are better than Kova. 

Speaking of Kova, it will be interesting what we do in the summer. I love his technical ability, its miles ahead of RLC or Barkley, but right now it feels he would be more of a luxury signing with all the midfielders we have. Barkley managed to bench him. Yet again without Kova, our midfield again becomes rather weak in quality.

Hopefuly he improves, cements his spot in 11 and gives some scoring proweness to his game.  

I think we would see more stuff like this if he played closer to goal... he has a decent shot. 

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