Luka Jovic’s refusal to leave Real Madrid during the summer window isn’t exactly going to plan.
The striker has 473 minutes across all competitions, mainly as a late substitute, and has found the back of the net once, against Espanyol in October.
Multiple sides were said to have made efforts for the Serbian last summer, with Arsenal named repeatedly as being among the contenders. The 24-year-old, however, was convinced he could find a way into Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, something which hasn’t happened.
Fichajes now report Arsenal are ‘evaluating an economic offer’ for the player, who cost Real Madrid €60m. The idea is presented as being for a permanent transfer, and it’s stated Jovic could be a ‘star’ of the Gunners summer window.
There’s obviously no chance Arsenal would pay anything like €60m, and Madrid would probably struggle to get even half that amount in the summer window.
Whilst the story pushes the idea of a permanent transfer, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Arsenal to try for a loan with an option to buy, given Jovic’s contract runs until June 2025.