REPORT: Leicester City Join Race For Real Madrid Striker Luka Jovic

Luka jovic during the training session on the eve of the Spanish "clasico" football match Real Madrid vs Barcelona at the Valdebebas training center in Madrid on 29.2.2020. (Photo by Raddad Jebarah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Leicester City have joined the race for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic after he was transfer-listed by Los Blancos.

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.

Both the Daily Star and LeicestershireLive have reported that Brendan Rodgers wants to bring the Serbian to the King Power Stadium.

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.

Leicester Battle Chelsea For Real Madrid Forward

Leicester have joined fellow Premier League side, Chelsea, in the hunt for the ex-Eintracht Frankfurt man.

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.

On his return to Madrid he became injured and also flouted La Liga’s coronavirus protocols by attending a barbecue with fellow Serbian footballers Nemanja Maksimovic and Ivan Saponjic.

These actions may be the final straw for the Real Madrid hierarchy and Leicester could be looking to capitalise with a cut-price deal.

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