'Not that good of a deal for us': Chelsea fans divided after detail from Kovacic loan deal emerges
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.
If there is no option to buy on Kovacic then it’s really not that good of a deal for us…
— Uber Chelsea FC ⭐️⭐️ (@UberCheIseaFC) August 8, 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.
— Champions of Europe 🏆 (@blue_untilIdie) August 9, 2018