have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a season-long loan from Real Madrid .
In a statement on the Chelsea website, Kovacic said:
"I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season."
Kovacic has struggled for
But the youngster has impressed when given the opportunity for both club and country and seems to be a good fit for a three-man Chelsea midfield alongside Jorginho and N'Golo Kante.
The deal for Kovacic comes as Thibaut Courtois travels in the opposite direction, leaving Chelsea to become Real Madrid's first-choice goalkeeper.
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