Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been widely praised for his performance against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Croatian international is on loan with the Blues from Real Madrid until the end of the season, and he has formed an excellent midfield trio, alongside N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
Fans on Twitter are pleading for Kovacic to stay long term:
Kovacic’s form since his arrival from Madrid in the summer has been excellent. He is keeping the likes of Cesc Fabregas out of the team at the moment, and with the Blues still unbeaten in the league this season, he could well be in for a long run in the side.
Chelsea don’t have an option to buy the 24-year-old in their loan agreement but the Croatian has already stated that he would be keen to stay for the long term.
Need you to sign permanently with us
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After this season , make sure you sign permanently with Chelsea .
Leave R Madrid , you have no room in there . you fit play with King Eden
Game change when Sarri take you off, we we're fine with you .
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