Report: ‘Amazing’ player may start talking about signing new Chelsea contract straight after the World Cup
Chelsea may reportedly look to sort a new contract for Mateo Kovacic immediately after the World Cup
According to the Evening Standard, there is a desire from Chelsea to begin discussions early next year with their 28-year-old player over a fresh deal.
As it stands, the midfielder’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is in its final two years and expires in the summer of 2024.
The report claims Kovacic is open to discussing a contract extension because him and his family are comfortable in London.
Blues fans will definitely hope all parties sit down for talks straight after the World Cup, as mooted.
New Mateo Kovacic contract
When fit, Kovacic is one of the standout players in the Chelsea side.
It seems an absolute no-brainer to get the Croatia international committed to a new long-term deal when he returns from representing his country at the World Cup.
He put in another eye-catching performance last night in Chelsea’s 2-1 win away to Red Bull Salzburg, with Jorginho hailing him as “amazing” afterwards.
The Croatian scored a rare goal with a remarkable left-footed effort from the edge of the box. Also, he was tormenting Salzburg in the centre of the park with his movement and creativity.
With N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both out of contract next summer at Chelsea, it seems even more significant to have Kovacic’s future locked down for the long-term.
It definitely looks like he’s one of the individuals Graham Potter has favoured since becoming the Blues head coach, so it’ll be interesting to see how he develops under him.
The former club’s player of the year is low-key having another excellent individual season.