A number of Arsenal fans have given their thoughts on the Marca report claiming Real Madrid are listening to offers for reported Gunners target Luka Jovic.
The 22-year-old was one of Real’s marquee signings last summer and joined the Bernabeu amid much fanfare.
Jovic arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt for around £53million (The Independent) following a superb season in which he scored 27 goals in 47 appearances.
However, the Serbia international has endured a disappointing debut season in the Spanish capital, scoring just twice in 25 games in all competitions.
Marca now claims that, while Real initially planned to send Jovic out on loan, they are now listening to offers for the player and not ruling any options out.
The Gunners could be facing potential striker problems of their own in the shape of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette’s somewhat uncertain futures.
Therefore, Jovic – who has been compared to Luis Suarez by Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic – could be an interesting option for Mikel Arteta if one of his two current sharpshooters ends up leaving.
But what have Arsenal fans made of the speculation? Below is some of the social media reaction to the report:
Do it #Arsenal, loan with option to buy.
— Gilles (@_Grimanditweets) July 9, 2020
Sell Laca, loan Jovic
— ÖrƎ (@Iron_OreA1) July 9, 2020
You can go away … Édouard is far better player
— TopGun Maverick ?? (@krish__kr7) July 9, 2020
Would love to see a Lacazette/Partey swap and a Guendouzi/Jovic swap… then sign Sarr As a LCB for free we could end up with very little outlay!
— Adam Lisney (@AdamLisney) July 9, 2020
He is definately the best Laca replacement out all the options, but I can’t see anything but a 1 year loan with NO option to buy. They paid €60m for him only last summer, his future lies with Madrid.
— Saian P (@SaianHP) July 9, 2020
Guendouzi for Coutinho/Aouer
Lacazette for Partay
Mustafi for Upamecano
Jovic loan with option to buy
Keep Aubameyang, lose Mkhitaryan & Ozil
Sell dead wood
— The Arsenal Scout (@thearsenalscout) July 9, 2020