Arsenal can use Dani Ceballos to their advantage in their pursuit of Luka Jovic after Sport (via Sport Witness) reported that the north London club as well as AC Milan are interested in signing the Real Madrid ace in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the outlet, over the past three months, Los Blancos have faced issues with the striker off the pitch. For example, he broke the lock down rules when he decided to travel to Serbia from Spain, apparently to attend his girlfriend’s birthday.
The publication states that this incident was addressed by the La Liga side after they confirmed giving Jovic permission to travel.
However, he was once again in the news for the wrong reasons when he ‘skipped quarantine’ in his country. Jovic returned to the Spanish capital on May 8 and it was then found out the player had suffered a fracture to his right foot.
This apparently happened after a ‘wall fell on his foot’ in Belgrade and his injury will consequently rule him out for the rest of the league fixtures.
Zinedine Zidane’s patience is apparently wearing thin following the latest incident as he is thinking of ‘giving him up’.
It is claimed that the French manager’s team intend to send Jovic out on loan due to his ‘lack of adaptation’, and the Gunners could pounce if this is the case.
Having already signed Ceballos on loan for the 2019/20 season, the Emirates outfit have already proven before that they can work their magic when signing Real players on limited deals.
When the central midfield player eventually moves back to Spain, it may also give him an opportunity to persuade Jovic to join up with Mikel Arteta. Indeed, Ceballos has enjoyed a decent spell at the Emirates, managing to clock up plenty of game time with 24 appearances across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
The £28.8m-valued man did not just become a bad player overnight, and his stats in the 2018/19 campaign with Eintracht Frankfurt show that signing Jovic on loan could be a decent bit of business, as the Serbian international scored 27 goals and made seven assists in 48 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
Who would you play up top for Arsenal?
It would surely not harm AFC to have another option available, especially if Jovic comes relatively cheap.
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