Real Madrid – La Liga: Luka Jovic, one of Real Madrid’s worst signings: Reasons why he’s failed to shine


Real Madrid – La Liga Disappointed after big-money move

Luka Jovic, one of Real Madrid's worst signings: Reasons why he's failed to shine

Luka Jovic will return to Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-month loan, just 18 months after Real Madrid bought him from the German club for 60 million euros.

The 23-year-old’s poor performances in the Spanish capital, coupled with the large sum paid, make him one of the worst signings Real Madrid have ever made.

In fact, Jovic is the seventh most expensive signing in the club’s history, only being Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Kaka, James Rodriguez and Zinedine Zidane.

Prior to joining Los Blancos, the Serbian striker had scored 27 goals for Eintracht in the 2018/19 season. Given his age and his goalscoring record, he was widely regarded as being one of the most promising players in Europe, yet he has failed to adapt to life at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

There are various reasons as to why Jovic has not had continuity in the side, both on and off the pitch, and he slowly but surely fell down Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order. Mariano Diaz even surpassed him and is now going to act as Karim Benzema’s backup for the next six months.

Not only has Jovic struggled with Spanish but his cold and shy personality has caused him to be a peripheral figure in the group. But then the issues away from the pitch have not helped either. He skipped quarantine at the beginning at the COVID-19 pandemic, was infected with coronavirus and injured his foot all before football resumed in June.

That injury is not the only one he has had to deal with during his time as a Real Madrid player. Yet, in the few occasions he has been given a chance to play, Jovic has failed to take advantage of it. His numbers are very poor for a 60 million euro striker: 32 games, two goals and two assists.

Now, with this loan move to Eintracht, Real Madrid hope that Jovic will rediscover his confidence and, importantly, his goalscoring touch.

Should he get back on his feet, Los Blancos will have to decide if they want him to be a part of their plans next year or if they want to recoup the fee they paid for him. But, if things go badly, it will be a long way back for Jovic.



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