Prior to the next season (2023–24), Matteo Kovacic, a former midfielder for Real Madrid and Chelsea, has been officially signed by Manchester City.
On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, The Cityzens confirmed that Matteo Kovacic had joined the premier league winners in a statement on its official website. Several sources claim that Manchester City gave Chelsea £30 million in exchange for the midfielder.
Kovacic committed to a four-year contract that keeps him at the Etihad at least through 2027. Because of the way the team plays, he claimed it has always been his goal to play for Manchester City.
“Anyone who has watched this team under Pep knows how good they are for me, they are the best in the world. The trophies they have won are clear for all to see, but they are also the best footballing side out there. To be joining this squad is a dream for any footballer. I still have plenty of learning and developing to do, and I know under Pep’s management I can become a better player, which is exciting for me. My plan now is to rest for a few weeks before coming back to Manchester to prepare for the new season. I want to help this club stay at the top and win more trophies.”
The 29-year-old made 221 appearances in five seasons at Chelsea, winning the Champions League, Europa League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, as well as the club’s Player of the Year award in 2019/20