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Inter signs Croatian teenager Kovacic

Posted on Jan 31, 02:22PM | IANS

Milan, Jan 31 : Inter Milan has officially signed teenaged Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovacic with a fee of around 11 million euros plus a further four million euros in performance-related bonuses.

The 18-year-old is nicknamed "the new Luka Modric" in Croatia and is expected here Friday to complete the transfer, reports Xinhua.

Kovacic has four caps for the Croatian Under-21 side and has been called up to the senior squad. The attacking midfielder was born in Austria and has been at Dinamo Zagreb since 2007.