Reported Arsenal target Luka Jovic could be on the move this summer with his parent club said to be listening to offers for the 22-year-old, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
Jovic was one of Real Madrid’s marquee signings last summer and joined the Bernabeu amid much fanfare.
The Serbia international arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt for around £53million (The Independent) following a superb season in which he scored 27 goals in 47 appearances.
However, he 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.
Though Jovic’s arrival was seen as a coup for Real last summer, he has struggled massively, and given Los Blancos generally have a low tolerance for players who don’t immediately step up to the plate, it doesn’t exactly bode well for the 22-year-old’s Bernabeu future.
That’s not to say he’s a bad player by any means – Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic previously said of Jovic, as quoted by the Bundesliga website: “He’s a classic goal-getter with great control of the ball and a good understanding of the game. I’d probably compare him to Luis Suarez.”
With Arsenal facing potential striker problems of their own in the shape of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette’s somewhat uncertain futures, Jovic could be an interesting option for Mikel Arteta if one of his two current sharpshooters ends up leaving.