Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic, that is according to Bleacher Report.
The Red Devils only have two senior recognised strikers at the moment following the summer sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, so could do with reinforcements up top to ensure they have the best possible chance of obtaining a top-four finish this term.
Both Marcus Rashford and the returning Anthony Martial have looked sharp in recent outings, with the latter scoring on his first game back from injury at the weekend against Norwich City, and the former scoring twice in the Carabao Cup last night as United beat Chelsea 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
However, cover is needed, and Los Blancos forward Luka Jovic is being lined up as a potential new arrival. The Serbian marksman joined Real Madrid for €65m (£56m) in the summer but has found it difficult to settle into his new surroundings in the Spanish capital, scoring only once in his opening 10 appearances for the club – that goal coming in last night’s 5-0 win over Leganes (via Transfermarkt).
An approach for Jovic would follow reported links between United and Madrid teammate Gareth Bale, with Spanish outlet El Desmarque (via Manchester Evening News) suggesting in the past week that a possible swap deal with Paul Pogba could be in the pipeline.
Bleacher Report claims that both United and Bayern Munich are being kept up-to-date with the Jovic’s progress by Madrid, with the duo also being notified first about the possibility of a short-term loan move for the player in January until the end of the campaign.
Jovic has started slowly in Spain but hasn’t had a clear run in the side due to the goalscoring form of first-choice striker Karim Benzema, who has notched seven times in 10 La Liga appearances so far this season.
Therefore, a temporary switch away from the club in January could be a viable option for the young forward, so that he can gain valuable game-time playing for a club who are in dire need of some more attacking threat.
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