AS Monaco are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic and could make a formal offer for the Serbian international.

According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid centre-forward Luka Jovic is attracting serious interest from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco heading into the summer transfer window.

Jovic has fallen out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu three years after joining Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in a big-money deal worth around €60 million. The 24-year-old struggled to make any impact in his first eighteen months at the Spanish capital club and spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan back at Eintracht.

Upon returning to Real Madrid last summer, Carlo Ancelotti decided to keep Jovic and hand him another opportunity to come good at the Bernabeu. However, given Karim Benzema’s superlative form, the Serbian striker had to make do with a spot on the bench more often than not. And on the rare occasions that he did start, Jovic did not always make the best impression.

Jovic ended the 2021/22 campaign with a tally of just one goal and three assists from 19 matches across all competitions. With Real Madrid looking to make fresh attacking signings in the summer, Ancelotti does not have any space for the Serbian international in his roster.

Luka Jovic has his Real Madrid future up in the air. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Luka Jovic has his Real Madrid future up in the air. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The report states that the Real Madrid manager has informed of his decision to the striker’s camp, who are already working on finding the best solution for the 24-year-old. He has been linked with a move to several La Liga clubs, including minnows Rayo Vallecano. Now, AS Monaco have also entered the fray for the signing of the former Benfica striker.

Reports in France indicate that Monaco have the capital to fund a move for Jovic after they sold Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid in a deal worth around €100 million. And they could decide to launch a formal approach for the 24-year-old in the coming weeks as they look to add more firepower to their frontline.

Jovic’s time at Real Madrid has been nothing short of a disaster. A return of just three goals and five assists from 51 games in three years at the club makes for extremely poor reading. A parting of ways would, thus, be in the best interests of all parties involved, and Monaco could provide the striker with an escape route this summer.

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