"Mateo Kovacic will win Ballon d'Or within two years"

Luka Modric claims that new Real Madrid signing Mateo Kovacic will win the Ballon d'Or within two years.

Rik Sharma

The Croatian midfielder hailed his compatriot while speaking to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. 

The chief spoke to journalists during Kovacic's presentation at the club and explained what Modric had said.

After playing Inter Milan Perez approached Modric and aksked for the low-down Kovacic. He was told: "President, he'll be the ballon d'or winner in two years."

When Kovacic was presented, Perez told him: "This is now your home. This club will be by your side and the fans will support you to the end if you give everything for this crest, as your international teammate Modric has done."

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