Real Madrid signed Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee of €60 million earlier this summer. But, the big money acquisition was somewhat overshadowed due to the club’s other exploits in the transfer market, notably bringing in Eden Hazard as well as the likes of Ferland Mendy and Militao.
In this article, however, we will discuss three reasons why Jovic could become the player the fans, as well as the club, were looking for a long time.
He is likely to combine well with Hazard & co.
What makes Jovic such a sought after striker in Europe is his technical quality. Unlike most other number nines, the Serbian international is very good on the ball and can keep hold of it under pressure. He can also rotate possession at a quick rate and play clever one-twos with teammates.
Also, the 21-year-old has an excellent awareness of his teammates’ position, meaning he could potentially combine well with the likes of Hazard and Marco Asensio in the upcoming season. Hazard, in particular, has tendencies to drift into a central role, in which case, Jovic could use his intelligent movements to manipulate the defenders and create space for the Belgian.
Furthermore, the youngster likes to do layoffs, which is a crucial trait for any player playing for top clubs like Real Madrid, where one-touch football becomes essential.
He is young and could become a valuable asset in the future
Jovic will undoubtedly enhance the overall quality of the Real Madrid attack that lost significant bite following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer. Considering his experience, he is likely to make an immediate impact.
But, at the same time, Jovic, at the age of just 21, has been an excellent long-term investment as well. He is already regarded as one of the hottest strikers in Europe and with time on his side, the Serbian could only improve, potentially becoming a key asset for the club in the coming future.
A prolific goalscorer
Jovic was involved in as many as 27 goals in 48 matches across all competitions last season. Seventeen of his goals came in the Bundesliga – a tally only bettered by Paco Alcacer and the mercurial Robert Lewandowski.
Furthermore, the ex-Benfica prodigy averaged a whopping three shots per game last season. 2.5 of those came from inside the penalty area, which is quite impressive, especially for a club like Eintracht Frankfurt. It is also indicative of Jovic’s willingness to score goals while his scoring tally suggests how prolific he can be in front of goal.
With Karim Benzema nearing the final phase of his career, Jovic’s goalscoring exploits could be invaluable for Real Madrid as they look to return among the European elites under Zinedine Zidane.
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