Luka Jovic’s £58m move to Real Madrid was supposed to be a huge step in his career.
The 21-year-old Serbian was brilliant during his stay in Germany, wearing the colours of Eintracht Frankfurt.
In his last season in the Bundesliga, Jovic managed to score 27 goals and assist further seven across all competitions, with ten goals scored in just 14 Europa League clashes as well.
Los Blancos’ eventual approach did not really surprise that much and the young forward looked like a certain bet for the future. But fast forward a couple more months and Jovic is struggling to find continuity of any sorts at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With just one goal to his name and a mere 405 minutes of game time spread across 13 games suggests Zinedine Zidane doesn’t really count on his young talent and for that reason, exit links have certainly been coming.
Fichajes recently reported that West Ham are among the teams who would be interested in his services and Real Madrid would seek an exit deal for their struggling Galactico. This is also reinforced by another claim from Calciomercato that stated Zidane is looking to make a possible separation only temporary via a loan deal.
Even though binning a player who’s hardly even gotten a chance to prove himself sounds like a foolish move by Florentino Perez and co., maybe a loan spell to the Hammers of all clubs could bode well for the 21-year-old.
After all, West Ham already have one of his teammates, Sebastien Haller, in their midsts.
Last season, Haller and Jovic played together at Frankfurt and both were quite deadly with the former scoring 20 and the latter 27 goals across all competitions.
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Not only that, but they also worked quite well while on the pitch together as they had a joint goal contribution of eight, with two goals by Haller assisted by Jovic and six goals by Jovic assisted by Haller.
West Ham are currently struggling to stay afloat in the Premier League with the team sitting in 15th at the very moment. Their star forward has bagged five goals, which is a decent return but not enough for them to get back on track.
Jovic’s potential introduction could really be a win-win scenario for all parties involved.
The Hammers would get a young and prolific striker to partner Haller up front and potentially give them a much-needed boost and Jovic would get a chance to rediscover his form, while Real Madrid would continue the development of their future Galactico.
Granted, West Ham do mostly play with a lone striker up front but maybe Manuel Pellegrini could tweak that to accommodate his potential tandem and get the best out of them, especially considering his latest experiment in a 4-4-2 formation against Southampton yielded them an important victory.
Haller impressed with Michail Antonio next to him in the forward line and as a result, he also bagged a goal for his troubles.
Is it a likely scenario, however? It seems like a difficult battle for the Hammers, as was actually confirmed by ExWHUemployee back at the start of December (via Hammers.News).
But if the deal is possible, West Ham would try and pounce on it.
Let’s see what ends up happening.
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