Former Croatia international Milan Rapaic has likened Inter Milan signing Mateo Kovacic to Roberto Baggio.

The 18-year-old has joined the Nerazzurri this week from Dinamo Zagreb and Rapaic, once of Perugia and Ancona, is a massive fan.

"The first few times I saw him play there was a hint of Roberto Baggio about him," the ex-forward told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He can play in a number of different positions. Certain characteristics can't be changed, but his game has adapted over time.

"He now comes back for the ball much more often than he did, he likes to play the ball."