Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic turned down a move to West Ham United to return to Eintracht Frankfurt instead.
That’s what Frankfurter Rundschau report today, stating that the Serbian striker wanted to go back to a club where he felt ‘very comfortable’ before joining Real Madrid.
Jovic has been nothing short of a disaster at the Bernabeu since making a £56.7m move to the Spanish giants in July 2019.
He’s managed just two goals and two assists in 32 games since his arrival, a far cry from the 36 goals and nine assists in he managed in 75 games for Frankfurt before that.
His time at the club has also been ruined by issues off the field, with a poor attitude and several bad decisions meaning he has never featured regularly in Zinedine Zidane’s plans.
That is why they are happy to ship him back to the Bundesliga this month, with Frankfurt moving quickly to wrap up a loan deal and strengthen their forward line.
However, it seems that the German side were not the only ones interested, with Frankfurter Rundschau claiming that Jovic turned down offers from West Ham, AC Milan and Napoli, who were all ‘interested’ in him.
West Ham, of course, are on the hunt for a new striker this month after electing to sell Sebastien Haller to Ajax last week.
Jovic, though, ‘absolutely wanted’ to go back to his previous club where he felt comfortable and knows he is ‘valued’.
He’ll now be hoping to hit the kind of form he managed in his first spell at the club, while West Ham will have to have to look elsewhere for their new striker.