In the summer of 2019, Luka Jovic arrived at Real Madrid to be a competent backup for Karim Benzema in the short term and replace the Frenchman in the long run, but it hasn’t gone to plan.
During a disappointing first year in Spanish football, the Serbian striker has failed to reproduce the consistency he showed at Eintracht Frankfurt.
It’s been so bad that Real Madrid is now open to offers for the 22-year-old, Marca says. While Jovic’s initial idea was to go out on loan in search of minutes, Real Madrid is not dismissing any alternatives now.
Although the most significant part of his actions at the pitch is the way the player behaved during the coronavirus crisis. After the lockout, he went to Serbia and then breached the laws of Serbia’s quarantine, returned and sustained a strange accident away from the field, and broke the policy of LaLiga by joining a barbecue with Nemanja Maksimovic from Getafe and Ivan Saponjic from Atletico Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane has always believed in the man and has been able to provide him with chances in the future, but now it seems that those opportunities will have to come out of Real Madrid.