Zinedine Zidane Ready to Offload Luka Jovic; Possibly in Deal for Fabian Ruiz

?Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is said to be ‘looking to move’ Luka Jovic on after a disappointing first season, and he could be used as part of a deal to bring Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz to the club.

After a hugely impressive 2018/19 campaign in which the Serb netted 27 goals and provided a further seven assists in all competitions for Eintracht Frankfurt, a number of top European sides battled it out for his signature. 

Los Blancos won the race, but Jovic has struggled to settle in his debut campaign. In 24 appearances in 2019/20, the 22-year-old has managed to find the net just twice. 

Luka Jovic

Jovic has also annoyed members of the club after deciding to leave Spain during lockdown to return home, and it was said at the time that ?Real were ready to offer him to Chelsea and Tottenham.  

?Goal now report that Zidane is looking to offload the player, and he is ‘in the shop window’. Furthermore, despite his form this season, Los Blancos will be looking for around £44m for his services. ?Real are open to either letting him go if a reasonable offer comes in, or using him as part of a part-exchange deal. 

As a result, Goal add that the Spanish giants could look to offer Jovic to Napoli in an attempt to strike a deal to bring Fabian, who ?has been heavily linked with a move to Real for some time now, to the Santiago Bernabeu. Napoli could well be inclined to discuss a potential deal involving Jovic and Fabian, and this is because the club are unsure whether Arkadiusz Milik, who has attracted interest from elsewhere, will remain at the club. 

Fabian Ruiz

Moreover, Real are ‘exploring’ ways of bringing Fabian’s valuation down. While they are keen to bring him in, they are ‘reluctant’ to fork out a large sum of money during the current crisis. 

As for Jovic, the report notes that the attacker is ‘willing’ to listen to offers. He has acknowledged that he has underwhelmed this season and as he looks to rediscover the form he showed last season, he may have to move on from Real this summer. 


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