Tottenham Hotspur fans have urged the club to sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid this month.
Defensa Central, via Sport Witness, has claimed that manager Jose Mourinho has made a personal phone call to Real supremo Florentino Perez to ask about the possibility of signing the Serbia international.
The big fat Tottenham quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Spurs?
Jovic has made just four starts thus far this season, scoring once, in a 5-0 win over Leganes.
And supporters are drooling over the prospect of bringing the 22-year-old in; the forward netted 36 times in 75 games for Eintracht Frankfurt before his move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Very good player
— Peter Rainey (@Raineyballs) January 19, 2020
Thats a signing of intent and ine we need
— Martin Dolan (@Martindolan101) January 19, 2020
— Tommy Bowey (@Tommybowey_11) January 19, 2020
Do iiiiiit. Jovic is class, he thrives on crosses in to the box and at Real Madrid he’s not really been getting that so he’s not been playing much.
— Goy Division (@GoyDivision_) January 19, 2020
SUUUUIIIIII let the new agenda commence
— Announce Jovic you cowards (@sacramentoszn) January 19, 2020
— DepressionSZN (@Delegician) January 19, 2020
— ً (@thfcrue) January 19, 2020
Omg please😍 https://t.co/BpSIgI7YMq
— HARRY🇬🇧🤝 (DELE FAN ACCOUNT) (@MagicJose_COYS) January 19, 2020
One has to feel that Jovic would be perfect for Spurs, although the chances of signing him at this stage appear remote.
While he is not necessarily starting under manager Zinedine Zidane, he continues to come off the bench and has an important role at the club.
Some fans, however, think that Mourinho’s previous association with Real could well work in Spurs’ favour.
— XT00G (@XT000G01) January 19, 2020
Now this would be worth looking at. Surprised José hasn’t pulled any strings sooner
— TheBigBadWoolf (@mattwolf25) January 19, 2020
Now this sounds a bit more like it, young talented player with a point to prove. Cmon Jose use those contacts to pull some strings
— Gavin Bowen (@GavinBowen) January 19, 2020
Indeed, Jovic’s link-up play and previous goalscoring exploits – at Frankfurt he was partnered with Sebastien Haller, with the pair scoring 69 goals between them in 152 appearances – suggest that he could both replace the injured Harry Kane in the short-term and play with him in the long-term.
As unlikely as it may be, this is a deal that Spurs certainly ought to explore.
Meanwhile, will Spurs miss a major star if he departs?