Luka Jovic is reportedly eager to leave Real Madrid, albeit as part of a loan move, in the January transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Luka Jovic remains determined to succeed at Real Madrid despite his struggles in the last two years. However, the 23-year-old is also seeking regular game-time, which is why he wishes to depart the Santiago Bernabeu temporarily in the January transfer window.
Luka Jovic joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 following a superb spell with Eintracht Frankfurt. His exploits in the 2018/19 season prompted the Merengues to beat widespread competition for his services, signing him on a six-year contract for a whopping transfer fee reported to be in the region of €60 million.
However, the Serbian striker has done nothing to justify the staggering outlay let alone the hype surrounding him when he arrived at the club. To date, Jovic has managed a paltry tally of two goals and three assists in 39 appearances for Real Madrid.
Things have only gone from bad to worse for the 23-year-old at the onset of the 2021/22 season, as Carlo Ancelotti has not trusted him much. Yet to make a start, Jovic has raked in just 95 minutes of action thus far, with Mariano Diaz leapfrogging him in the pecking order of strikers at Real Madrid.
As a result, Jovic has made his mind up over leaving Real Madrid, albeit temporarily so, as he is determined to succeed at the club sooner or later. However, in order to play week in week out, the player will seek a loan move in the January transfer window. And there is unlikely to be any shortage of suitors in pursuit of the Real Madrid outcast.
Several Serie A clubs have been hot on the trail of the 23-year-old despite his struggles at Real Madrid, with AS Roma the latest club to be linked with him. The likes of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Fiorentina have also shown an interest in Jovic.
Premier League giants Arsenal are also preparing to make an offer for the Serb, as per recent reports amid uncertainties surrounding the future of Alexandre Lacazette. So, it seems like Jovic will have plenty of clubs vying for his signature, and it remains to be seen where he ends up going in the January transfer window, with his Real Madrid career headed nowhere as of now.