Chelsea secured a season-long loan deal for Mateo Kovacic as part of Thibaut Courtois’ transfer move to Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old joined Real Madrid in 2015 from Inter Milan but had struggled to cement a place in the La Liga giants starting XI.
Alvaro Morata who knows Kovacic from his time in Madrid has hailed the qualities of the new signing.
“Mateo, first of all, is an amazing person,” Morata told Chelsea’s official website. “He is a midfielder who is good with the ball, very technical.
“He can break through the lines with his quality, he can score goals and he has a lot of power in his legs.
“With him we will win a lot of possession and he has the ability to carry the ball into the final third and provide passes for the strikers.
“He’s a very good player which is very important for us because we need top players.”