A recent stemming from England has credited Premier League outfit Wolves with an interest in Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic.
Jovic’s Real struggles
Luka Jovic joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, on the back of an impressive stint with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jovic is understood to have set Los Blancos back around £56m, which didn’t appear all that unreasonable a fee at the time, considering the fact that the Serbian was one of Europe’s most in-form centre-forwards.
Since making the move to the Spanish capital, though, Jovic has been unable to recapture the kind of form which earned him a move to the Bernabeu in the first place.
A combination of injury struggles and poor form have limited the 23-year-old to just 32 appearances for Real Madrid.
Across these 32 outings, meanwhile, Jovic has scored just two goals.
Now, with the January window approaching, and Jovic firmly behind the in-form Karim Benzema in Real’s centre-forward pecking order, the Serb is being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu.
According to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, Wolves have made a loan enquiry for the former Frankfurt standout.
With Raul Jimenez having missed a host of fixtures on the back of a head injury suffered vs Arsenal last month, Wolves’ lack of depth up top has been laid bare for all to see.
In turn, a loan move for the Madrid man would make sense.
The same report from The Athletic, however, suggests that a deal remains unlikely, as Wolves would be unwilling to fork over a fee anywhere close to what Real splashed out on Jovic, come the end of any potential loan stint. Los Blancos, on the other hand, would be keen on a transfer which includes an obligation to buy:
Loan enquiry made for Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) December 27, 2020
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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