Luka Jovic arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 with the aim of becoming a reliable backup to Karim Benzema in the short term and of replacing the Frenchman in the long term, but it hasn’t gone to plan.
The Serbian striker hasn’t been able to replicate the form he showed at Eintracht Frankfurt over the course of a disappointing first year in Spanish football.
It has been so poor that Real Madrid are now listening to offers for the 22-year-old.
While the initial idea was for Jovic to go out on loan in search for minutes, Real Madrid aren’t ruling out any options now.
Considering he only arrived 12 months ago and did so for 60 million euros, this is a major development.
Jovic has just two goals to his name this season from his 770 minutes – across 25 matches, eight of which he started.
While his performances on the pitch are the most important aspect, the way the player has behaved during the coronavirus crisis has been concerning.
He went to Serbia during the lockdown and then broke Serbia’s own quarantine rules, he returned and suffered a mysterious injury away from the pitch and he broke LaLiga’s protocol by attending a barbecue with Getafe‘s Nemanja Maksimovic and Atletico Madrid‘s Ivan Saponjic.
Now, as La Sexta revealed on Wednesday, he is in quarantine again as he came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Zinedine Zidane has always believed in the player and was determined to give him opportunities in the future, but now it seems that such opportunities might have to come away from Real Madrid.