Real Madrid will soon receive an enquiry for Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, with Serie A giants AC Milan reportedly interested in the out-of-favour attacking duo.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic could be given a new lease on life in the summer transfer window. The out-of-favour Real Madrid attacking forwards are the subjects of interest from AC Milan over a possible move ahead of the 2022/23 season, with the Serie A giants poised to submit an enquiry for the duo.
Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic joined Real Madrid in the summer transfer window of 2019. After completing big-money transfers, the two attackers were supposed to be a part of the long-term solution in the final third for Real Madrid. But, for one reason or another, Hazard and Jovic have slid down the pecking order year after year.
The duo has become out of favour in the ongoing campaign, managing over 1,000 minutes of game-time between them while chipping in with two goals and four assists combined. With their careers headed nowhere, leaving Real Madrid will be the best move possible for Jovic and Hazard this summer. And AC Milan could provide an escape route to them.
The Serie A giants are set to delve into the market for attacking reinforcements in the summer transfer window to establish themselves as the most domineering force in Italy. To that end, one Real Madrid forward, Marco Asensio, has already been linked with AC Milan.
But Jovic could be a much-needed centre-forward addition at San Siro, with Olivier Giroud well into his thirties and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his last legs as a professional footballer. As for the pursuit of Hazard, the Real Madrid outcast could provide competition to talisman Rafael Leao.
According to AS, Paolo Maldini intends to submit an enquiry for Jovic and Hazard in an upcoming meeting with Real Madrid. The agenda of the said meeting will be discussing the future of Brahim Diaz, with AC Milan keen on signing the Real Madrid loanee permanently.
It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid will respond favourably to the approach by the Serie A giants. But if neither Jovic nor Hazard joins AC Milan, there will likely be other suitors lining up to end their Real Madrid nightmare in the summer transfer window.