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.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.