Wolves’ bizarre month or so continued in enthralling fashion on Sunday evening.
Only last week they lost to Burnley but they were back with a bang when they drew with Tottenham. The sky is the limit for Nuno Santo’s team but with Raul Jimenez injured, January is approaching at just the right time.
Jimenez is currently recovering from a fractured skull and his return date is unclear. Thus, the Midlands side want to sign a short-term replacement in January.
Divock Origi at Liverpool had been lined up but they have an alternative in mind now – Luka Jovic.
The Real Madrid forward could be available on a loan deal next month and The Athletic suggests Wolves are a likely destination.
They claim that Nuno’s men have already made an enquiry for the 23-year-old but it’s not known how positively Madrid responded.
He currently earns £166k-per-week in Spain.
Jovic hasn’t had a great time of it at Madrid and has become an outcast in rather unfair circumstances. The forward, who coincidentally has played alongside Jimenez on two occasions for Benfica, has scored just twice for them after a £52.4m move from Frankfurt.
Although he’s failed to deliver in La Liga, he was in remarkable touch in Germany. In 2018/19, the Serbian scored 27 goals in 48 outings, producing a fabulous season in front of goal. That provoked former teammate Filip Kostic to hail him as “unbelievable.”
It feels as though Jovic likes being a big fish in a small pond and he has the technical qualities that would allow him to thrive in the Wolves set-up. You only need to look at the way Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto have performed this season to understand how a dynamic forward player works in Nuno’s team.
If goals weren’t enough, you only need to hear the words of a certain Lionel Messi to understand how good Jovic is. Speaking earlier this year, the Argentine said: “A magical player who makes the impossible possible.”
Although the striker hasn’t particularly flourished in the last 18 months, Wolves would be a superb short-term home for him. They need to forget about teenage sensation Fabio Silva and focus their efforts on Jovic.