Chelsea changed owners last season and implemented rapid reinforcements. This summer, Chelsea has been first of all making personnel cuts, and players around the age of 30 have decided to leave the team, including free transfers.
In addition, the English midfielder Mason Mount has also left for Manchester United.
Chelsea is trying to rebuild with young players, but Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic is one of those who left the club, and his new home is Manchester City.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper David James voiced his skepticism about the move, arguing that the Liverpool style of play would have been a better fit.
“Someone who plays like Mateo Kovacic does, I would have thought would be more suited to Liverpool than Manchester City,”
“I’ve been buzzing off this guy for a few years now; the way he picks the ball up and goes through lines with ease, it looks like he is always at 100mph. There is something magical about the way he plays.”
“There is a lot of speed, energy and pace in the way Liverpool have played ever since Jurgen Klopp took over and someone like Kovacic would be ideal for that.”
“The way that Man City play is typically a lot slower and less reliant on running with the ball, just look at Kevin de Bruyne’s passing stats.”
“Pep Guardiola might be thinking of having a tactical re-think again, Kovacic isn’t the type of player I thought Man City would be going after.”
“Then again, neither was Erling Haaland and that worked out alright! I think if a player like Kovacic went for Liverpool however, I think that would be a great fit.”King Casino Bonus
With Liverpool having successfully acquired Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister and Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboslai, the remaining focus is on defensive midfielders, the first of which is Nice midfielder Khéphren Thuram.
With Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia of Southampton, relegated from the Premier League, also in the running, keep an eye on Liverpool’s future reinforcements…