Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic turned down an offer from Wolves before he returned to his former side, according to reports.
Jovic snubs Molineux move
The 23-year-old rejoined the Bundesliga club on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign, despite Nuno Espirito Santo’s alleged interest in the Serbia international.
In his professional career, Jovic has scored 53 goals with three different clubs but only two of them have been for the Galacticos. Before his £52.4m move to the Spanish capital in 2019, he was compared to Atletico Madrid superstar Luis Suarez by Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic (via Bundesliga).
SportBILD revealed that several clubs, including Wolves, West Ham and Italian club AC Milan, were interested in his services but he only wanted a return to Germany.
Despite this, Wolves didn’t hang around. Sky Sports revealed that they quickly moved to secure a deal for Real Sociedad star Willian Jose to come until the end of the season, with an option to buy.
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While it looks like Wolves have secured the attacking reinforcements they were looking for, it appears that their first-choice option got away from them.
Saying that, they will be happy about the imminent arrival of the Brazilian from La Liga. Willian Jose has scored 62 goals from 170 appearances for Txuri-urdinak, who also has experience playing at Europa League level.
There is no doubt that Nuno will be disappointed not to sign Jovic, but his decision to move back to the club that made him is understandable. Nevertheless, the boss will surely be happy to get his hands on Willian Jose, who could be a key asset for the rest of the campaign.
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