MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 12: Luka Jovic holds a press conference after his unveiling as a new Real Madrid signing at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

According to Mirror, as cited by Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make a move for Luka Jovic in January. The Real Madrid forward has been identified as a top target by Jose Mourinho, who is still keen on signing a backup for Harry Kane. Jovic, prior to his move to Madrid, had claimed that he would ideally love to play in the Premier League – making him an appealing target for Spurs. And in this article, we will discuss why his move to Tottenham Hotspur could make sense.

Jovic’s struggles at Real Madrid

The main reason why Jovic’s transfer to Tottenham could happen is because the Serbian simply hasn’t been able to make a mark at the Santiago Bernabeu. After arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee of €65 million, the striker has featured in 13 La Liga matches, during which he has netted only one goal. 

As a result, Real Madrid have had to rely on the services of an ageing Karim Benzema as far as productivity is concerned. And given how much other youngsters like Rodrygo, Federico Valverde and Vinicius Junior have performed, it’s unlikely Jovic has any future at the club.

Not to mention, Madrid have recently secured the services of Reinier Jesus. He will add more firepower to the team, thus reducing Jovic’s importance at the club.

Tottenham lack of supply in attack

Tottenham have struggled with a lack of firepower in the attacking department, of late. The Lilywhites have appeared overreliant on the services of Kane and Son Heung-Min as far as goalscoring is concerned. And with Fernando Llorente leaving in the summer, they have often struggled when any one of those players have remained absent in the starting eleven.

Jovic, in that regard, could provide the much-needed depth in the offensive department. He can be utilised as an alternative for Kane, who, in recent years, has struggled with a few injury problems. In fact, the English international is currently out until April due to a hamstring problem.

That means Jovic is almost guaranteed to become a first-team regular. He could lead the Spurs attack, with players like Son and Lucas Moura playing in behind.

An ideal fit under Mourinho

Tactically, Jovic would be a perfect fit under Mourinho’s pragmatic style of play at Tottenham. If we recall his performances at Eintracht, it was under the highly intense tactical style of Niko Kovac, where the Serbian really flourished, thanks to his sharp attacking traits.

He could replicate the same performances at Tottenham Hotspur, who have lacked that aggression in the offensive department so far. Jovic’s willingness to press the defenders, coupled with his pace and tenacity, therefore, could tune in well at Spurs, adding another dimension to their attacking play.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.