Real Madrid Transfer News: Another club renews interest in Luka Jovic

Real Madrid, Luka Jovic (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Luka Jovic (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic could be a hot commodity in the winter transfer market if the club is open to offers.

Making transfer moves in the winter market is risky business for Real Madrid. They most likely won’t sign anyone, so selling players at the winter window could leave the team’s depth precariously thin during another grueling title race.

Even so, Isco is already one name who could be on the way out, as he has been pushing for a transfer. And now, Luka Jovic is starting to make the rounds, with AC Milan reportedly renewing their interest in the Serbian international.  

Milan aren’t the only ones, though. According to a report from’s Alessio Alaimo, Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Jovic during the winter transfer market as a replacement for the disappointing Krzysztof Piatek, formerly of Milan himself.

Hertha want to become the next super club and live up to their reputation as Berlin’s top club, though they are several places behind Union Berlin in the table and do not look at all threats for a Europa League position despite the club’s recent investment. And Bruno Labbadia is feeling the heat.

Selling Luka Jovic would be a mistake by Real Madrid

Real Madrid paid 60 million euros for Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 after his sensational season in the Bundesliga and Europa League, so he would be a huge catch for Hertha and the top striker they would need.

The problem is this. Why would Real sell Jovic for significantly less than what they paid for him when the other backup striker to Karim Benzema is Mariano Diaz? Selling Jovic could prove to be a huge mistake, and even loaning the player for six months would be a short-term hit to the club during the title race.

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Hertha and Milan’s interest in Jovic is unsurprising, and Madridistas will have to watch carefully to see how interested Jovic is in a move. He seems ready to prove himself in Madrid, but appearances mean little in comparison to results. Real should avoid selling or loaning Jovic this winter, though that’s easier said than done if the player is intrigued by another project.