Kovacic’s may exit from Manchester City after just six months
Mateo Kovacic, Manchester City’s midfield magician, may be packing his bags barely six months after his high-profile arrival to the Etihad. Turkish champions Galatasaray are seemingly keen to sign the Croatian international on loan, who joined City in June after a successful five-year spell with Chelsea.
Despite his great Premier League record, Kovacic has failed to establish himself in Pep Guardiola’s star-studded midfield. With only six Premier League starts and stiff competition from Rodri, Rico Lewis, Bernardo Silva, and Julian Alvarez, Kovacic’s dream of becoming a crucial role for the Sky Blues appears to be vanishing rapidly.
Okan Buruk, the manager of Galatasaray, has recognized Kovacic as an appropriate addition to his squad, expecting that the loan move could revitalize the Croatian’s career.
The Turkish giants, who are presently second in the Super Lig and are serious contenders in the Champions League, have a squad that includes former Premier League players such as Davinson Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Hakim Ziyech, and Wilfried Zaha.
While greater game time and an important spot at Galatasaray may be appealing, the difficulty for Kovacic is City’s tough schedule and the necessity to rotate across different competitions.
With the midfielder yet to make an impression, his possible exit casts doubt on City’s summer recruitment strategy and Guardiola’s plans for the rest of the season.
As Galatasaray considers signing Kovacic to reinforce their midfield, the football world waits to learn if the Croatian playmaker’s time at Manchester City will end sooner than expected.
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