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MARCA: Mateo Kovacic goes on strike to force move away from Madrid

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GET ON THE PHONE DANIEL

Croatia v Denmark: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

High on everyone’s list of potential Tottenham Hotspur is World Cup runner-up and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. He’d be absolutely PERFECT for Spurs in the center of their midfield, and he’s been making noises lately expressing his frustration about not getting sufficient minutes at Madrid, seeing as how there’s another Croat named Luka Modric directly in his way.

Get ready to get excited, because according to Spanish daily MARCA, Kovacic is going to the “jerk mattresses” to force a move away from Madrid, pulling himself from training and going on strike until his future is settled.

That’s pretty friggin’ amazing news for SOMEBODY, but as of yet there aren’t any indications that the lucky club is Tottenham. Spurs were reportedly interested in Kovacic in this window, but there hasn’t been a whole lot behind it, and the rumors have quietly faded the past few weeks. The MARCA article doesn’t name Tottenham, or any other club that might be interested in Kovacic’s service. The other bad news is that same article says Madrid considers Kova “unsellable.” So there’s that.

That said, if Kovacic has truly gone to the jerk mattresses and wants out, if I’m Daniel Levy I’m on the phone RIGHT G-D NOW trying to get a deal done. I don’t care if we bail on Grealish, Martial, or anyone else we’re currently linked with. If Spurs are somehow able to land Kovacic and literally nobody else, I consider that a pretty successful window.

At the risk of getting overly excited, PICK UP THE PHONE, LEVY.