Real Madrid are losing patience over one of their signings from this summer and will reportedly offer him in exchange of one of their other targets.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has placed his trust in Karim Benzema right from the start of this season and the striker has not failed to repay his manager. Benzema leads La Liga’s scoring charts with 11 goals to his name and has also made five assists. Additionally, the Frenchman has been on target on four occasions in this season’s Champions League.
While Los Merengues have won on an overall basis out of this, the big loser is Luka Jovic. The Serbia international signed for the Whites for 65 million euros from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, but he has not settled well into Spain and missed out on several chances to feature. Jovic has scored just once for Zidane’s side so far in the campaign.
Fox Sports now claims that Real Madrid are looking for a more reliable player as an eventual successor to Karim Benzema, so they will look to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January. The Gunners have gone nine matches without a win, so the Gabonese could look to leave after playing for a team that’s below his standards.
Zinedine Zidane’s side is ready to sacrifice Luka Jovic to sign Aubameyang and the Whites will certainly be looking to take advantage of the fact that the former Borussia Dortmund striker’s contract expires in the summer of 2021, which means that the Gunners could lose him for free a year later or opt to sell him earlier for a fee if the striker doesn’t extend.
However, Luka Jovic has mentioned in a recent interview that he is gradually loving life in Spain’s capital and that Zinedine Zidane believes in his abilities. More importantly, the former Frankfurt forward did insist that he is patient and optimistic about his chances sooner or later and thus, a very happy man at Real Madrid despite the situation.
Los Blancos got the better of Espanyol by a 2-0 margin on Saturday where Karim Benzema was on the scoresheet again, but Jovic did not feature. However, it is imminent that he will have his chances in the second half of the season when the fixtures come strong and fast, especially with the Copa del Rey and Champions League knockouts approaching.
How many goals do you think Luka Jovic would have by the end of his season given that he is almost certainly going to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu?