Luka Jovic is reportedly edging closer to leaving Real Madrid on loan for a second time, with Serie A club Fiorentina his next destination.
According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Luka Jovic will join Fiorentina on loan when the summer transfer window opens in less than a week. Real Madrid and the Serie A club are on the cusp of reaching an agreement over a season-long deal, with the out-of-favour Serbian striker keen on moving to Italy.
Luka Jovic seemed destined for greatness when he joined Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019 in a big-money deal. With Karim Benzema in his thirties, Real Madrid needed to lay down a succession plan for the veteran French striker, with the 24-year-old touted to be the long-term successor.
But Jovic has failed to make his mark at Real Madrid, managing a paltry tally of three goals and five assists in 51 outings for Real Madrid. With the Serbian international’s career headed nowhere at the Santiago Bernabeu, a summer departure is on the cards, with Serie A club Fiorentina keen on signing him.
Recent reports have claimed that Fiorentina and Real Madrid have been discussing a loan move for Jovic. And according to Calciomercato, the Serb is inching closer to moving to the Serie A club on a season-long deal, with talks between Fiorentina and Real Madrid reaching an advanced stage.
The report suggests that Fiorentina and Real Madrid will divide Jovic’s wages in half, with each club paying the player €6 million. For his part, the 24-year-old is determined to join La Viola as he wants to experience Serie A football.
Fiorentina’s desire to sign Jovic has stemmed from the uncertainties surrounding the future of Krzysztof Piatek, who might not join La Viola permanently in the summer transfer window. While Vincenzo Italiano will have Arthur Cabral at his disposal, he will need another striker to prepare for a season with European football.
Jovic is thus a viable target for the Serie A club, and it looks like his arrival on loan from Real Madrid will happen in a matter of days. The Serbian international will hope to resurrect his stuttering career with the move to Fiorentina, while Real Madrid will be yearning to see him succeed so that they can sell him for a handy sum next year.