Kovacic played as a regista in his first 6 months at Inter under Andrea Stramaccioni. I believe he also played there at Dinamo Zagreb but I'm not sure.Thats a good comparison in terms of developing further elsewhere after being sold too soon, but Pirlo was played a nr 10/fantasista/forward and never in midfield in Inter (let alone the CM/regista role Ancelotti came up for him). Plus he barely played for Inter, while Kovacic has played alot, and he has played in all the midfield roles basically. And what comes most natural to him (tho regista only recently in pre-season).
I don't appreciate being called a nutjob, you utter mug! :groan:Other then a few nutjobs I'm sure the vast majority will be heartbroken, cause it is clear as daylight the type of talent and ability/potential this kid has - one which is unparalleled to anyone else we have on our roster.
We'll take it in stride though I guess, we're used to it by now.
Not true. This last year he has really matured much. Much more rounded. His pass has become excellent, has good decisionmaking, his shot has improved and his dribble is worldclass.I don't appreciate being called a nutjob, you utter mug! :groan:
35 million is a nice paycheck for a player that is just promising, he is far from a World Class player at this point in his career. His only really strong point is running with the ball (when allowed space). He can't shoot, he can't defend, his decision-making is shoddy and his passing is erratic at best. Of course, in time he might amend some of these issues.
But Inter will most likely just waste the money on useless hacks, so in retrospect it will probably be a bad deal for Inter.