West Ham United target Luka Jovic could leave Real Madrid this January…
That’s according to Eurosport journalist Dean Jones, who provided a fresh update on the 23-year-old’s current situation.
Things have not gone to plan for Jovic since he arrived at the Bernabeu in a €60m (£51.2m) move from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019. He could not break into the side under Zinedine Zidane, resulting in a loan move back to the Bundesliga outfit last season, and it appears he has the exact same problem under Carlo Ancelotti.
Both Arsenal and the Irons have been linked with a move for the Serbia international and he could well be available at the turn of the year, although he is thought to be favouring a move to Germany or Italy over the Premier League.
If David Moyes and co can secure a move for the 6-foot striker, then they could well be bringing shades of Carlos Tevez back to east London as there are plenty of similarities between the two.
Lionel Messi once described Jovic as “a magical player who makes the impossible, possible” and indeed, that’s hardly a surprise as he was a ruthless goal machine during his time in the Bundesliga.
The £18m-rated talisman bagged 40 goals in just 93 appearances, managing a direct contribution every 103 minutes. That sort of predatory instinct inside the penalty box bears some hallmarks to the Argentine, who went onto have a glistening Premier League career with both Manchester giants.
Tevez bagged seven goals and provided five assists in 29 appearances for the Irons.
The Madrid flop has also been lauded as ‘quick and instinctive with an excellent appreciation of space and inert knowledge of where the goal is’ by analysis website Football Whispers, which only further makes the link between the two as both were dynamic forwards who knew exactly how to find the net.
Moyes is surely in desperate need of a new striker this January as he cannot risk playing the remainder of the campaign with only one recognised senior player in the role.
If Jovic is available, as the report suggests, then West Ham must try to secure him.
The 23-year-old is still nowhere near reaching his peak and he could well become a Tevez-like beast for the Hammers.