Kovacic ‘out if Gomes joins’

Mateo Kovacic will be the one to make way at Real Madrid if Andre Gomes is brought in from Valencia.

Marca says that while Zinedine Zidane is happy with the Croatia international he won’t be able to give him minutes if Gomes joins from Los Che, and Madrid would listen to loan offers.

Kovacic would prefer to stay and prove himself under Zizou but could have offers from the Premier League, most likely Liverpool, and Serie A, having left Inter for Madrid a year ago.

The 22-year-old arrived at Santiago Bernabeu as an explicit request of Rafa Benitez, but couldn’t nail down a place in the team.

Madrid will only consider loan moves as they don’t want to lose their grip on Kovacic entirely, as they feel the €30m signing could develop into a player of note.

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