A Real Madrid star is believed to have asked new manager Julen Lopetegui to allow him to leave Los Blancos ahead of the new season.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic admitted in a press conference that he was considering a move away from Real.
According to Marca, the midfielder has now asked the club to let him leave in this transfer window, as he is after regular first team football.
The report claims that Kovacic held talks with the new boss to request a move away from the Spanish giants, with their meeting taking place at Real’s training ground.
It is said that their conversation did not last to long, as the 24-year-old was straight to the point about his intentions ahead of the new campaign.
Kovacic moved to Real from Inter Milan in 2015 in a deal that was met with great anticipation, but he has struggled to cement a spot in the club’s first team.
The Croatian has played 109 times for Los Blancos since his arrival, contributing to just 11 goals.
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