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‘Class Player’ ‘A Proper Baller’ ‘In Your Face Fifa’ Chelsea Fans On Twitter Happy As New Signing Is Confirmed

Chelsea have confirmed that midfielder Mateo Kovacic has signed for the club on a permanent basis.

The Blues have reportedly paid Real Madrid £40m for the 25-year-old following a season on loan at Stamford Bridge.

The majority of fans on Twitter reacted positively to the Kovacic signing:

Chelsea managed to find a loophole in FIFA’s transfer ban. As Kovacic is already registered with the club, they could make the Croatian international’s deal permanent without circumventing the sanctions.

The midfielder made 51 appearances last season, but he didn’t score a single goal and provided just two assists, leading many to criticise his effectiveness in the final third of the pitch.

Kovacic is, however, a defensive midfielder by trade, and it’s likely he’ll be employed deeper next season by Frank Lampard if the Derby boss’s appointment is confirmed.

The Rams generally played with one defensive midfielder last campaign, but not in the “Regista” role like Jorginho. It could be a straight fight between the Italian, Kovacic and N’Golo Kante for that one position on the pitch.

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