Real Madrid’s Striker Acquisition: A Costly Mistake
Florentino Pérez’s Transfer Misstep: Luka Jovic
The arrival of Serbian forward Luka Jovic at Real Madrid was meant to be a significant move, with the young star seen as a potential successor to Karim Benzema’s role as the team’s number 9. However, this 60 million euro transfer turned out to be one of the board’s few failures in recent years. Jovic’s situation seemed to be heading towards a similar fate as other high-profile signings like Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale, prompting the Madrid bosses to put him on the market.
Fiorentina initially showed interest in the Serbian striker and enjoyed a positive start with him. However, this promising streak quickly fizzled out, leading to Jovic being loaned to AC Milan. Despite this fresh start, four months later, Jovic finds himself in the same predicament.
A Striker Who Has Lost His Shine
Ariedo Braida, former general director of AC Milan, shared his thoughts on various matters concerning the club, including Luka Jovic. “He is a good player who has shown some positive moments, but in my opinion, he lacks the level required to be a key player for a top team. This is especially concerning considering his past experiences at Real Madrid and Fiorentina,” Braida expressed his disappointment with the signing made by Pioli.
At 25 years old, Luka Jovic has yet to find the right environment to fully develop his football skills. Currently languishing on the AC Milan bench, his chances of rediscovering his best form seem bleak. It was Florentino Pérez who recognized Jovic’s potential and decided to sign him when he was impressing Europe with his attacking versatility at Eintracht Frankfurt.