Josko Gvardiol, a star for Croatia, can “maybe one day” see himself joining Chelsea to team up with Mateo Kovacic.
The Blues pursued the RB Leipzig defender during the summer transfer window after reportedly having a massive offer of £ 77 million for the 20-year-old rejected.
In the 0-0 draw with Belgium on Thursday, which resulted in Croatia’s advancement to the World Cup knockout rounds, Gvardiol furthered his already stellar reputation this season.
After the game, the center-half was questioned about joining Chelsea, indicating that a transfer to Stamford Bridge is still very much a possibility.
He claimed that The Athletic had published that regarding him and Chelsea. He is unsure. Honestly, he doesn’t know.
This is being handled by his agent, so we’ll see. He is content right now in Leipzig. He has no idea; we’ll see; one never knows.
You are aware of the tales and the events, but all he will say is that Leipzig makes him happy, and for the time being, he plans to remain there and perform for them.
Kovacic, a Chelsea midfielder, praised Gvardiol before the group finale match against Belgium.
The defender mentioned that he frequently speaks with the Blues star and did not rule out following him to west London.
It’s a sizable club, so who knows? Perhaps he’ll be there one day. Particularly because Kovacic exists, it is really pleasant to see instances like this. He exchanged words with him.
Even just being present at this major event is significant to me at 20 years old, so he is content. It requires him to reflect.
As the summer transfer window came to an end, Chelsea made an eye-popping £77.4 million offer for Gvardiol, as the team was in a rush to add players.
Although Chelsea was able to secure a deal for the Frenchman, they are still interested in Wesley Fofana, whose transfer was still in limbo.
During the summer, Leipzig valued Gvardiol at about £85 million; however, based on his World Cup performances, that price could rise even higher.