• July 12, 2024

£62 million summer signing could be sent out on loan


It would appear as Zinedine Zidane’s problems at Real Madrid are bigger than we thought after reports suggesting £62 Million summer signing Luka Jovic could be sent out on loan.

Before being signed the 21-year-old Serbian international looked the real deal having scored 27 goals in 46 appearances for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

Now after just two months with Real Madrid, Jovic looks like he may not be a part of Zidane’s strategy after having failed to impress the French manager.

Spanish sports newspaper Marca cited reports coming out of Serbia as saying that Zinedine Zidane has been unimpressed with the Serbian striker and is prepared to let him go out on loan.

Jovic was the first of Zidane’s summer signings in what was thought to be an extensive overhaul at the club penning a six-year contract after an impressive season in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

Some might say that the 7-3 hammering by rivals Atletico Madrid did not help his confidence settling in at a new club, and he is now proving to be yet another problem for Zidane to try and solve.

Forefront on Zidane’s mind was trying to find a buyer for Gareth Bale, but despite interest from China, it now looks as though Bales wages have put off any possible suitors.

Real Madrid has failed to impress during a series of pre-season friendlies winning just two of seven matches while scoring just 18 goals.

Now fully focused on Real Madrid’s La Liga opener with Celta Vigo on Sunday, whether or not Jovic is included in the matchday squad could be a big indicator as to whether he stays or goes out on loan.

While the Premier League transfer window is now closed, clubs across the rest of Europe have until September 2nd to conclude their summer business.

Italy is the one exception, with the Italian transfer window closing on August 23rd.

Manchester United sends a message to Real Madrid 

Since the begging of the summer, we have all been aware that Zinedine Zidane wanted to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

While that notion might have appeared dead in the water, there is still a glimmer of hope.

I feel that Pogba belongs at Real Madrid and that he would prove to be the anchor from which Zidane could build his team around.

This morning we have Spanish sports outlet AS claiming that United is determined to stand their ground and will not let Pogba leave even if Real Madrid table an offer of £185 million.

In a way this makes me feel good as something is going on between United and Real Madrid that is keeping this story alive.

How many times have you heard a club say that their player is not for sale at any price only to see a deal being done a few weeks later?

This is called “posturing” and is all about the selling club being able to get as much money out of the deal as possible.

My one worry here is that if Real Madrid fails to sign Pogba Zinedine Zidane would resign after having not been given the tools he asked for.