Tottenham Hotspur have lost out to Chelsea in the race for Real Madrid attacker Mateo Kovacic.
Chelsea announced Kovacic's signing on their official website, on a season long loan as part of a deal to sell goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Kovacic had been linked throughout the summer with a move to Tottenham Hotspur amid his desperation to leave Real Madrid.
Tottenham have not managed to get any deals done at all, and seeing their rivals move in and snap the Croatian up on loan has upset fans.
Kovacic is a player with quality, but also failed to establish himself as a first team player at Real Madrid.
His spell at Inter Milan was also inconsistent, and he is no guarantee to be a success at Chelsea, nor would he have been at Spurs.
Yet seeing another reported target slip away has not gone down well with Tottenham supporters...
Chelsea get Kovacic (albeit whilst losing their GK), City get Mahrez, whilst some of Tottenham seem excited about Jack Grealish? do me a favour! He isn’t getting a kick whilst alli, Eriksen, Lamela, Son & Moura are still about! Levy has had a shocker. Again #THFC #TDD #COYS— Tom (@tomdanielwatson) August 8, 2018
Another one bites the dust. Actually rather embarrassing the way this window has gone. The odd few will defend ENIC and levy but how can you. Only prem team not to sign— chris (@yidochris1) August 7, 2018
IN MY OPINION the perfect #TransferWindow would have been: INS: Kovacic / Rabiot, Martial, De Ligt— Tahir Iqbal (@Tahir_E17) August 8, 2018
OUTS: Sissoko, Llorente
We’ll have to wait and see what Levy and co have in store for us #COYS #THFC #Spurs #TTID #TottenhamHotspur
@SpursOfficial So Villa are refusing to sell Grealish and now Kovacic is having a medical at Chelsea??? I've been trying to remain upbeat but I'm struggling now. What happened to our supposed 'special relationship' with Real Madrid? Sort it out! #COYS #THFC #SignSomeone— T Martin (@tmrtn89) August 8, 2018