Arsenal will reportedly consider a loan deal for Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic as a last resort in the January transfer window.
The Gunners have seemingly conceded defeat in their pursuit of Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, who is thought to be on the verge of a £56.2m transfer to Juventus.
Mikel Arteta is still reported to be keen to bring in a new striker before the January window closes for business, with Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin thought to be on Arsenal’s radar.
Now, The Athletic reports that Real Madrid outcast Jovic is another potential option, with the Gunners possibly ready to consider a loan deal for the former Eintracht Frankfurt man.
The report adds that Jovic’s clinical finishing and link-up play has caught Arsenal’s eye, but those inside the club are concerned about the 24-year-old’s defensive work rate.
Jovic has failed to make his mark at the Bernabeu since arriving in the summer of 2019 – scoring just three times in 47 matches – and he has not made a single start in the 2021-22 La Liga season.
Jovic has one goal and two assists from 15 appearances in all tournaments this season and is contracted to Real Madrid until the summer of 2025.