Go for it Mourinho – Manchester United should make a move to sign this talented Madrid star

Mateo Kovacic
Mateo Kovacic

Why Jose Mourinho Must Make A Move To Bring This Real Madrid Star To Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly interested in a last-minute January move for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The 23-year-old has struggled to find regular game time at the Santiago Bernabeu this season and is understood to be edging closer to an exit. A couple of Premier League bigwigs are interested in acquiring his signature but as of now, the Red Devils are believed to be in pole position to complete the deal.

Kovacic has appeared just 9 times for the reigning European champions across competitions this season and that is hardly enough time for a developing youngster like him. He boasts of immense talent and potential but to develop his trade and take it to the next level, Kovacic is in dire need of regular game time.

For any player, breaking into the first-team will be tough when players like Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are around and Kovacic has found it increasingly tough to clock regular minutes on the field.

At present, it seems highly unlikely for him to receive adequate time on the field with Real. Thus, making a move to Old Trafford sounds like a good option. The Red Devils have struggled with creativity in the centre of the field. Jose Mourinho has had to go back and forth with his options in the midfield and that has stunted the club’s overall performances on several occasions.

Mateo Kovacic

Ander Herrera has not been at his best for a good majority of the season and Marouane Fellaini has been in and out of the squad due to injuries. Meanwhile, Michael Carrick was sidelined for a long time and he is expected to retire at the end of the season as well.

This would create greater scope for Kovacic to make a name for himself at Manchester United. He joined Real Madrid back in 2015 and perhaps it is time for him to bid adieu to the Spanish giants to move forward in his career. After securing the sensational transfer of Alexis Sanchez this January, Mourinho might be looking to boost his chances further by bringing the promising midfielder to Old Trafford.

There is certainly a void he can fill for the club and having a young player like him could open up so many attacking channels on the field. His dribbling skills are top-notch, which could lead to greater fluidity in the midfield area. So given a choice, Mourinho should pursue a deal for Kovacic before the ongoing transfer window slams shut.

Written by Meghna Sengupta

Editor @ Soccersouls. Lives in Chennai, and a Manchester United fan.
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