Tottenham Hotspur have been put on alert after Mateo Kovacic has revealed that he wants to leave Real Madrid this summer.
The Croatian midfielder found regular first-team football hard to come by under former Real boss Zinedine Zidane and is now looking to depart the Champions League winners.
Despite winning the Champions League three times with the Spanish giants, the 24-year-old has opened up in an interview with Marca and wants to be playing week in, week out.
Tottenham won’t be the only club sitting up and taking interest in the news, with Manchester United also said to be keen on the player who is currently representing his country at the World Cup.
It is refreshing to hear that a player has the desire to want to play when he could easily collect his salary and trophies at Madrid. I’m sure his compatriot Luka Modric would only have positive things to say about Spurs.
He told Marca: “I want to play more and the best thing is to leave Madrid.
“I love football and being on the pitch, I want the opportunity to be a starter for another team.
“I think that in Real Madrid all the players are important.
“The problem is that for a young player it is difficult to have continuity and without that continuity I will never be able to show my potential.
“When I do not play, I am not happy.
“These three years in Madrid, with some incredible team-mates, winning trophies… but I have not been completely happy because my contribution to all that has not been the maximum and it’s something I want to change.
“I’ve been in Madrid for three years and I have not played too much and that’s something that has affected my status in the national team.
“It’s something that does not make me happy, that’s why it’s best to change teams.”
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