Chelsea has completed the signing of Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
The 24-year-old moves to London as part of the deal that saw goal stopper Thibaut Courtois move in the opposite direction for £35million.
The Croatian international who signed for Los Blancos in 2015, failed to establish himself as a regular starter following his move from Inter Milan.
Kovacic told the club’s official website:
‘I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling.
‘I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.’