Mateo Kovačić’s arrival at Chelsea yesterday was greeted with great excitement.
The Croatian signed on deadline day as part of the £35milion deal that saw Thibaut Courtois move to Real Madrid.
As a result, the prospect of a midfield comprised of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Kovačić has got Chelsea fans excited for the start of the season.
However, there is one small detail of this deal that has Chelsea fans divided.
As Nizaar Kinsella reported, Kovačić’s loan doesn’t come with an option to buy with it, meaning the Croatian will return to Madrid at the end of the season.
Real Madrid didn't even want to loan out Mateo Kovacic, never mind include an option to buy for Chelsea. #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 9, 2018
With this in mind, some fans can see the silver lining to this, others feel angry about this decision.
There will be no option buy in Kovacic's loan deal, it's quite a bummer but I believe if he's a success at the club he'd want to push for a permanent move after his loan and we'll make it happen.
If he does badly we send him back to Madrid, simple as.
— Mod (@CFCMod) August 9, 2018
Lot of negativity that there is no option to buy for Kovacic.
Doesn't mean we won't buy him outright. Eats up a year of his contract at Madrid and if he settled in London.
Let's worry about playing well first before we decide how much we want to buy him.
— Gus Mears (@gusmears1905) August 9, 2018
So basically we’re developing a player for Madrid. Great.
— Daniel Lee (@blue_untilIdie) August 9, 2018
All he has to do is do well, of Madrid takes him back, Mount will replace him
— Vasa Gold (@N_A_1_M_A_D) August 9, 2018