Liverpool have reportedly reopen negotiation for Inter Milan’s Kovacic with a view to bringing the player to Anfield before the end of the transfer window. Kovacic was one of the few success stories in Inter’s season for 2014/2015.
Its no news that Liverpool struggled in all competitions last season to finish sixth in the Premier League and losing out dramatically in the cup games, thus making them less attractive for established professional players. Therefore it remains to be seen if Kovacic can be convinced to join a team not competing in the Champions League next season. Will he see moving from Inter Milan to Liverpool as an upgrade?
Kovacic has been linked with Liverpool for much of the last season but so far as it has been rumoured that Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring the young Croatian to the club to help fill the shoes left by Steven Gerrard.
At £28m, Kovacic’s style of play will be a real plus and let’s face it, for his quality, it will be cheap buy for Liverpool should the deal be completed. With a pass accuracy above 80% and more goal assists than any one Liverpool have in their ranks, Inter will be losing a real asset should they agree to the sale of the Croatian, just as Coutinho was let off to the same Liverpool.
Furthermore, Kovacic is very comfortable carrying the ball too. The midfielder has completed over 90 tackles, which is the 17th best in Europe’s top five leagues. To put this into context, he has completed more take-ons than the likes of Sergio Aguero (87) (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (87), (Arsenal) and Isco (86), Real Madrid.