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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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Ancelotti ‘liked’ €70 million Portuguese full-back offered to Real Madrid in January

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Joao Cancelo has, for a long time, been considered one of the best full-backs in the world of football. What makes the Portuguese international special is not just his ability to contribute flawlessly at both ends of the field but also the fact that he can recreate his magic on both flanks.

For a player of such quality to depart Manchester City unsurprisingly broke the internet. Cancelo signed for Bayern Munich on a six-month loan in January with a whopping €70 million purchase clause included in the paperwork.

According to reports from AS, the player preferred a move to Spain. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona were offered Cancelo’s services, and it was only after both La Liga giants rejected it that Bayern Munich got the chance to sign him.

For the Catalans, the player’s salary was the hurdle preventing his arrival. In Real Madrid’s case, however, it was the board’s reluctance to change the squad midway through the season.

For a long time now, Real Madrid have maintained a low profile in winter transfer windows. Carlo Ancelotti liked the full-back’s profile and saw him as a good fit, but the management would not hear of it.

Real Madrid have had a torrid time at the full-back position in recent weeks, indicating that the squad was in urgent need of new signings.

For almost a month, Ancelotti has been without a right-back after both Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal suffered injuries. Just as the latter recovered, Ferland Mendy hobbled off the field and could miss six weeks of action.

Cancelo’s signing would have thus been the ideal way to kill two birds with one stone. Nevertheless, the management have their faith in the young Vinicius Tobias and it remains to be seen if their gamble pays off.

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