WOLVES fancy Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic on loan, reports say.
Real Madrid’s Serbia striker Luka Jovic seems a longshot target for WolvesCredit: Getty – Contributor
Wolves are looking to replace Raul Jimenez as he recovers from skull surgeryCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The 23-year-old has netted just twice in 32 games for the Spanish champions, starting only 11 times, since his £55million arrival from Benfica in June 2019.
Yet he sealed that move with a spectacular loan season with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jovic hit 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances, plus 10 in 14 Europa League matches.
But after a disappointing first campaign in LaLiga he appears to have slipped even further out of Real chief Zinedine Zidane’s plans this term.
He last began a league game in September and after returning from injury has been an unused sub for the last two matches.
Wolves attacker Adam Traore has reportedly been targeted by LeedsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
It is understood Real would only want to loan him if there was an agreement to buy him after that.
And anything like a £55m asking price is likely to be way beyond Wolves.
But even if Wolves sold the Spain ace it would still not give them enough financial clout to put together a long-term package for Jovic.
Five-cap speedster Traore is thought to be frustrated at losing his regular place to Portuguese pair Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence – just as he is battling to earn a place at next summer’s Euros.