Galatasaray preparing loan move for Manchester City star Mateo Kovacic

Galatasaray are eyeing a move for Manchester City midfielder Mateo Kovacic, as reports from Turkey indicate that the Croatian international is a top target for the upcoming January transfer window.

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Kovacic, who recently joined Manchester City, has swiftly made his mark, featuring in 15 appearances for the club and securing starts in six Premier League matches. Despite his relatively short tenure at the Etihad Stadium, Kovacic’s on-field contributions have not gone unnoticed, prompting interest from Galatasaray.

According to, Kovacic currently boasts a market value of 38 million euros, underscoring his significance in the football transfer market. The Croatian midfielder brings a formidable track record, having participated in 97 games for his national team and contributing five goals to Croatia’s scoring sheet.

Turkish media outlets report that Galatasaray’s head coach, Okan Buruk, has actively advocated for the club to pursue Kovacic in the January transfer window. However, any potential deal is expected to take the form of a loan, presenting an unexpected yet plausible scenario for a player bound by contract to Manchester City until 2027.

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Despite the interest from Galatasaray and the potential loan arrangement, Manchester City’s inclination to part ways with Kovacic in January appears unlikely. This reluctance is compounded by the ongoing fitness concerns surrounding key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, making the prospect of Kovacic’s departure a less feasible option.

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While the unfolding transfer saga is sure to captivate football enthusiasts, the intricacies involved in securing Kovacic’s services on loan from Manchester City underscore the challenges of mid-season transfers, particularly when pivotal players are grappling with injuries.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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