Leicester City Join Race For Real Madrid Striker Luka Jovic
Brendan Rodgers Keen on Jovic
The East Midlands side, who remain in the hunt for a Champions League spot, appear keen to sign the 22-year-old.
Marca in Spain have also reported that Madrid were initially open to loan offers, however, it now appears that they will let him leave on a permanent deal.
Jovic only joined Zinedine Zidane’s side 12 months ago, in a £54 million transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt.
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However, with the London side already signing forward Timo Werner this summer, could Jovic be heading to the Midlands?
Jovic scored 27 goals for the German side last year and the Foxes have already made contact with his agent.
Reports suggest that while a loan may still be preferable for Los Blancos, he could depart for a £31 million fee. This comes after a disappointing debut season for the forward.
Jovic’s Woeful Year At Real Madrid
Jovic came to the Bernabeu in the hope of challenging Karim Benzema for a place in the side; however, he has made just seven starts across all competitions, scoring only twice.
Multiple injuries have kept the forward out of the side for much of the year with many of his appearances coming off the bench late on.
The player’s off-field behaviour won’t help his image in the Spanish capital either. When coronavirus hit, the forward returned to Serbia and proceeded to break the country’s quarantine rules.
These actions may be the final straw for the Real Madrid hierarchy and Leicester could be looking to capitalise with a cut-price deal.