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La Liga rivals interested in loaning in Real Madrid flop in the summer



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When Real Madrid signed Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019, the Serbian international was considered the next big thing in world football. The club brought him in on a long term deal as a replacement for the ageing Karim Benzema.

However, Jovic has failed to deliver on all levels since. While the Frenchman grew from strength to strength and is now one of the best players in the world, Jovic went through the darkest period of his career.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana of MARCA, Getafe could be the light at the end of the tunnel for the Serbian. The La Liga side are reportedly interested in signing him on loan in the current transfer window.

Since he arrived in 2019, Jovic has been far from justifying the €60 million price tag that Real Madrid paid for him. He scored just two league goals in his first season in Spain and has been on a downward graph ever since.

In the recently concluded season, he started only one La Liga game for the champions and scored only once in close to 400 minutes.

Needless to say, Los Blancos are desperate to move on from their failed transfer. However, while the club are open to his exit, it is said that they will have to pay a part of his wages even if his move to Getafe is successful.

The deal could end up being a two-way move as Ancelotti is said to be interested in replacing Jovic with Borja Mayoral. The Spaniard is on loan at Getafe from Real Madrid and is a serious option to reinforce the squad for the coming season.

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U-turn? Benzema hints at Real Madrid stay during ceremony: “Reality is not the internet”



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There has been a lot of talk around Karim Benzema’s situation over the course of the last week or so, with reports claiming that the Frenchman was on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it was reported that Benzema was joining Al Ittihad as part of an incredible deal worth nearly €200 million. The striker was also offered 100% of his image rights and advertising deals by the Saudi government.

Over the last day or so, it has been reported that the move is all but official at the moment, as Benzema has accepted the offer, and will soon inform Real Madrid about it.

Benzema was awarded the MARCA Leyenda awards for contribution to sports today, and speaking during it, he dropped a rather cryptic message about his future – one that says quite the opposite to what has been in the news recently.

“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.

“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet,” he added.

This certainly falls away from the departure line for Benzema, who was reportedly already contemplating his life away from Madrid.

At first, though, he was hesitant about speaking about his future, saying, “Staying or leaving Real Madrid? At the moment, I’m here…we have a game on Saturday.”

He repeatedly talked about the fans, calling them the best in world football. He also said, “I know how much Real Madrid fans love me. I feel that when I’m on the pitch, I give my best for them, always.”

“I always say that we play with 11 on the pitch but also with a crucial factor, Real Madrid fans,” Benzema concluded.

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