The midfielder has no intention of leaving Los Blancos and is determined to fight for a place in the first team this season, according to his representative Nikky Vuksan
Mateo Kovacic has no intention of leaving Real Madrid and is determined to fight for a place in the first team this season, according his agent Nikky Vuksan.
The Croatia international, 22, struggled to nail down a starting berth at the club last season and has therefore been linked with a move away from La Liga ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
However, Kovacic’s representative has made it clear the midfielder does not want to quit Madrid just a year after he joined the Spanish giants from Inter.
“I have not spoken to the club, there is no need,” Vuksan told Sportske Novosti.
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“Right now he is fighting for his place in the team, as is the case with every player except Cristiano [Ronaldo], who is the only one who has a guaranteed place in the first XI.
“There are always rumours at this time of year but Kovacic is a Madrid player, his manager [Zinedine Zidane] has faith in him and he helps him and supports him.
“Every player has to prove their worth to find a place in the team and at Real Madrid it is even more difficult.”
Kovacic’s contract with Madrid runs until June 2021.