Jovic does not come out of the well
Luka Jovic (23) is going through a difficult time at Real Madrid. The Serbian forward (born in Bosnia) has been at a low level for two consecutive seasons, but his intention is to gain the trust of Carlo Ancelotti. However, in the first week of the preseason he suffered a strained thigh, which did not allow him to show the Italian manager that he can play an important role this season. In training this Friday, he resumed training separately …
Jovic signed by him real Madrid in summer 2019 in exchange for 60 million euros, after an excellent 2018-2019 season with the Eintracht Frankfurt. In Germany, the Serbian has played 48 games and scored 27 goals. The Balkan signed a six-year contract, until 2025, and a salary of five million net per season, meaning the striker has a cost to the club of ten million per season. However, in Madrid he did not have the performance that the white entity expected of him, considering that He was signed to make up for the lack of goal suffered by the team since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2018. And after 32 games as a white player, he only scored 2 goals.
In its first season as a madridista player he started as a substitute for Karim Benzema, but an injury during the preseason prevented him from reaching the level displayed in Germany. He only had a few minutes, which did not give him opportunities to score goals. He only played one full match, it was against the Osasuna on September 25, 2019 and his first goal as a Real Madrid player was on October 30 in the victory against Legans. The match ended 5-0. He made 17 league appearances, scored two goals and provided two assists. In the Champions League He only played five games, in which he neither scored nor assisted, in the King’s Cup played three games and in the Spanish Super Cup two, without assisting or scoring. In total, there were 809 minutes, or what is the same, nine full games.
In the 2020-2021 season, Zidane did not have the Serbian strikerAs a result, he was only able to play five games between the League and the Champions League (in which he did not score any goals) before being loaned out on the winter market to Eintracht Frankfurt. There he returned to wear the shirt with which a few seasons ago had dazzled Europe. He had an exciting start, where he scored three goals in his first three games and appeared to have regained his form, but it was just a mirage. In total, he played 18 games and scored four goals.
The Madrid dilemma
When you return from your mission, the madridista entity still hope that the Serbian striker will take a step forward and show his true potentialBut the muscle injury suffered last Friday in the pre-season only bodes the worst for his third season as a Real Madrid player. For the moment, it is Ancelotti who must decide on the role he will have in the team. It must be remembered that it was the Italian coach himself, who had already wanted to sign him three years ago in his time as Napoli coach. For the transalpine coach, his starting striker is Benzema, but the season is very long and Jovic may have a place in his plans.
Club leaders have two options: give him a new opportunity or sell him. The white club does not close the door to a possible transfer, given that Jovic’s value when he arrived at Real Madrid was around € 60million which the white club paid for him, but now Transfermarkt assesses his value at € 20million. So, if they received a transfer offer for the Balkan player, they would think about it, since the sale of the striker may be one of the revenue streams to fund some of the only goals of the summer, which are Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haland.