Football transfers are approaching, and it seems that two Croatian stars, Joško Gvardiol and Mateo Kovačić will be at the centre of attention.
The football season will end this week with the most important match in European club football, the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter.
Traditionally, Croatia will have its representative in the final, and the tradition that has lasted for ten years also says that a Croatian player will surely win the title.
This year, it should be Marcelo Brozović, who has been in excellent form for Inter in the final stages of the season, which is particularly pleasing considering the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals, where Croatia will face the Netherlands on June 14 in the semifinals.
Brozović's form and, who knows, perhaps the popular narrative that you must have a Croatian player to win the Champions League finals, is clearly in Pep Guardiola’s thoughts.
Two years ago, he failed to bring the title to City in the final against Chelsea, and we know that Mateo Kovačić later lifted the trophy that the blue half of Manchester dreams of.
Mateo Kovačić is now mentioned as a potential new addition to Manchester City, as his days at Chelsea seem to be numbered, and Guardiola loves midfielders like him. The rumours are fuelled by the exceptional form of Ilkay Gündoğan, whose departure has been rumoured before, and now City is reportedly offering him another year on his contract.
However, Kovačić continues to be mentioned in every transfer rumour about City this summer in the English media, just like Joško Gvardiol, for whom the English champions are reportedly ready to pay up to 100 million euros.
Some even speculate that Kovačić's potential arrival would further interest Guardiola in a transfer to the Etihad, as stated by the Footballtransfers.com website, whose source claims that Gvardiol is one of the main targets for a stronger City in the new season.
If these abundant speculations in the English media come true, City won't have to worry about winning the Champions League titles. At least, if we are to believe the tradition of the last ten years.