Luka Jovic wants to join Man United this summer, with the Old Trafford club informed of the news by the player’s agent.
That’s according to the Daily Star. Apparently, Real Madrid will make a transfer decision on Jovic tomorrow.
However, United have been told that the 22-year-old wants to join them this summer. Apparently, Jovic’s agent has informed the Red Devils that Manchester is his preferred destination, amid interest from AS Roma and Inter Milan too…
The Serbia striker is available for loan following a disappointing season at the Santiago Bernabeu. During 2019/20, Jovic would score just twice in 27 appearances across all competitions. Needless to say, that’s nowhere near good enough for a striker who cost £55million.
Just yesterday, we covered a claim from AS who stated that United are best-placed to sign Jovic on loan. This latest report from the Daily Star certainly backs that up…
Zinedine Zidane isn’t ready to give up on Jovic completely, though. Which is why any move for the Serbia striker would only be a short-term deal.
United have apparently made their enquiry, with Jovic viewed as a ‘possible option’ ahead of Monday night’s transfer deadline. It’s unclear as to whether the Reds are ready to firm up their interest with an official bid as of yet.
Would Jovic to Man United make sense?
Yes and no. He’s a brilliant player. His time at Frankfurt showcased that. Pace, power, precision in the shot. Simply put, he’s a proper poacher. A considerable upgrade on Odion Ighalo, if you will.
I’d actually say Jovic has the ability to challenge Anthony Martial for that starting berth. The problem is, I’m not keen on developing a player for Real Madrid to take him back next summer.
If there was some sort of option to buy written within the terms then it’d be worth it. However, if he plays well, there’s every chance Madrid would want him back. I wouldn’t be wholly comfortable with that and I’m not sure the club would be, either. It’s why they passed up on signing Sergio Reguilon as Madrid wanted a buy-back clause.