Last September, FC Cincinnati announced a partnership with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim of the Bundesliga. One of the deals with this association included that players of the German club be loaned to the MLS club. One month after the announcement this item has already been played.
Croatian forward Franko Kovačević will arrive at FC Cincinnati for 8 months, until June 2021. The forward arrived to Hoffenheim from Croatia just a year ago, when he was 19. He hasn't played any game with the German squad but at Sinsheim they still considere him a promising prospect.
Kovačević's last season with Hoffenheim's second team consisted on five goals scored in eight games. Good numbers for a versatile player who can play both on the right wing and on the left. Cincinnati needs Kovačević to bring those goals to the first team because in 17 games the team has scored only 8 goals
The current Cincinnati attack is clearly not working. For instance, forward Jurgen Locadia has scored just one goal in 13 appearances.
That's why FC Cincinnati has opened the possibility for the young Croatian to play a couple of games before the end of the season. He has the potential to make a difference for Cincinnati.