Tottenham are desperately on the hunt for a new striker as Jose Mourinho seemingly looks to put the final pieces of the jigsaw together for his Spurs squad.
A successful summer has seen Mourinho backed to the hilt by Daniel Levy. The signings of Hojbjerg, Hart, and Doherty were all steady captures, before things really took off last week with the captures of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
Both players should become regular starters in north London and will add quality to the ranks. However, the hunt for a striker continues.
Plenty of names have been mentioned in the last few weeks. From Troy Deeney to Arkadiusz Milik and Alexander Sorloth to Danny Ings, Mourinho is seemingly on the hunt for his Harry Kane support act.
But with relations with Madrid at a high, could Luka Jovic be the man to make it a hat-trick of Los Blancos stars at Spurs? With reports of Jovic wanting out in the Spanish capital, Mourinho may well be best served reigniting some past interest.
Pace, power, goals, Jovic has just lost his way a bit in Madrid
Way back in March, the Daily Star claimed that Jovic was set to be offered to Spurs and Chelsea. Now, whether Mourinho declared an actual interest in taking Jovic at that time, remains to be seen.
But just looking at the basic facts, the Serbian striker could be just what’s needed for Spurs.
It’s easy to fall down the pecking order and fail at Real Madrid. Some of the world’s best talent have slipped away (see Bale), so there is no shame in moving on and looking to rebuild.
Furthermore, Jovic is a goalscorer. He scored 27 times for Frankfurt the season before joining Madrid while he has two in seven for Serbia already, despite being just 22.
Spurs need a striker. They need someone who is willing to learn from and contribute with Harry Kane. Jovic, then, could well be the man for the job for Jose Mourinho.