Name: Mateo Kovacic
Club: GNK Dinamo Zagreb
D.O.N: 06/06/1994 (17 years)
In Real Life:
Born in Austria but Croatians parents, the young possess dual nationality. Matthew Kovacic began kicking a football in his native country at the Academy of Lask Linz. At just 13 years headed for Zagreb, where they began to sound the siren first indicating that large groups were interested in his services, but Dinamo Zagreb was the one who got him to join their inferior equipment. After a serious injury in 2009, Kovacic was a year removed from the playing fields, recovering in mid-2010. Just four months later began training with the first team and in November the same year made his professional debut in a league match against Hrvatski Dragovoljac, which managed to score a goal and also becoming the youngest player to debut in Croatian championship, just 16 years. Although born in Austria, Kovacic has decided to defend the Croatian national team jersey, with which it has already been capped U-14, U-15, U-17 and recently made his debut with the U-21, with which and adds a couple of appearances. His precocity and projection seem to go unnoticed by anyone and there is talk of interest from big clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal or Juve, but for now continues to grow in Zagreb, where he aspires to become an ever more complete player.
Matthew Kovacic is a midfielder playmaker offensive or profile that can cope well ahead of the midfield, something more advanced, behind the front or something heeled right wing. Right, without a physical presence, but not anything weak, is quite strong, hardworking and very course. Brash, participatory, with much self-confidence, not discouraged in any situation and is provided at all times, but sometimes needs to be more regular. Featuring a fantastic technical quality, has driven the ball with great skill and handles very well when the pressure out of the opponent, sometimes making it very easily. With very good first touch ball, it is quite usual to see him play, so join and give fluidity to the game. With excellent vision, never loses sight of the partner and is able to perform very well attended more advanced men. Another of your best resources is attached to the goal, is an accurate punch from distance and not think twice to put it into practice. Kovacic has all the conditions to go very far and looks of it continues this way, do not take too long to make the leap to the big leagues.
None really maybe a bit work rate if u can call it a weakness with 12 and him being 17
Price: (1 Million Euros)
Comparison of the press: Touted as the new Zvonimir Boban