Real Madrid explore loan exit for Luka Jovic

Real Madrid are evaluating the possibility of loaning out-of-favour striker Luka Jovic in the January transfer window, say reports.

The Serbian international joined the Spanish giants ahead of the start of the season from Eintracht Frankfurt in a €60m deal, however he has struggled to make an impact in the Spanish capital.

Jovic has been a fringe figure to date this campaign, starting just four matches and scoring once – in the 5-0 league victory over Leganes.

A report in Calciomercato now claims that the Serbian may be loaned out in January as he struggles to force his way past Karim Benzema, Rodrygo Goes and Vincius Junior in Madrid’s attack.

El Mundo Deportivo cite a report from British journalist Duncan Castles, who claims representatives of both Madrid and Arsenal have held talks about a swap deal including Jovic for Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang, 30, has been prolific for the North London club since his January 2018 switch from the Bundesliga, scoring 53 goals in 83 appearances.

Diario Sport recently reported on Barcelona’s interest in the striker, but stated that whilst he always preferred a move to Real Madrid but that his intention is to play in Spain and would be open to a move to the Camp Nou.

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