Inter right to cash in on Kovacic, says Bergomi

The former defender feels the Nerazzurri had little choice but to allow the Croatia international to leave following Real Madrid’s big-money offer


Inter icon Giuseppe Bergomi believes the Giuseppe Meazza side have made the right decision to cash in on Mateo Kovacic.

The 21-year-old is set to leave Inter for Real Madrid in a deal worth €35 million and Bergomi feels the offer was too good to turn down, especially given that the Croatia international has failed to fulfil his potential in Serie A.

“I would say this is an important deal for Inter from a financial point of view,” Bergomi told FCInterNews.

“We are talking about a significant fee. I think selling him is the right decision.

“Kovacic has never really been able to hit his best form at Inter. He was unable to find his best position under Andrea Stramaccioni and Walter Mazzarri and it is the same under Roberto Mancini.”

Head coach Mancini confirmed this week that Uefa’s Financial Fair Play restrictions left Inter with little choice but to accept bids for both Kovacic and new Stoke City signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Kovacic started his professional career with Dinamo Zagreb before joining Inter in January 2013.

The midfielder has since made close to 100 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit.

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