Only 95 minutes played of the 1,440 possible, 6%, are not enough for Jovic not to consider a transfer in the winter market for the second consecutive year. As AS has learned, the 23-year-old Serbian forward is open to leaving if an interesting offer comes along. With a contract until 2025, Jovic still has between eyebrows to fulfill his dream of succeeding at Real Madrid and struggles daily to achieve it, but, on the other hand and as is logical, he aspired, with the change of coach, to have a little more continuity, even being aware that with Benzema in force and playing Madrid with a single striker, he must change his situation by leaving the bench.
For Jovic it was a hard blow that Ancelotti did not count on him in the match against Elche in which Benzema was absent at the last minute. He did not play a single minute despite the fact that he was warming up during the second half. With some physical discomfort, the coach preferred not to force him and put Mariano, who ended up being the protagonist, giving a heel assist. The Serbian’s illusion in this new stage was justified, since it was Ancelotti himself who stopped any departure from the forward last summer. The Italian wanted to see him carefully in his daily work, confident of being able to return the player to his best version, which made Madrid pay 60 million euros for him after a stratospheric season at Eintracht in which he scored 27 goals in 48 games.
Almost halfway through his third season at Madrid, Jovic has only been able to score a total of two goals in 39 games. Now, in his environment, the concern about the sudden stop that can cause his progression to play so few minutes and do it so sporadically is on the table. While it is true that Jovic is open to studying an interesting offer that may reach the offices of the Bernabéu, it is also true, an authorized source from his environment assures this newspaper, that at no time will he ask to leave, as happened with Isco or Odegaard, for example, in the middle of last season.
The Serbian’s work team constantly analyzes his situation and understands that Jovic is not as explosive a player as Mariano, the Spanish-Dominican capable of going out in a punctual match and showing himself revolutionized on the field. Jovic is a forward with a different profile, more reserved personally and cold in the field, Hence the possibility that, with a little more regularity in the game, even coming off the bench, he would end up raising his benefits a lot.
This campaign Ancelotti has not yet given him any title in the 16 games played. He has only played seven starting in all cases from the bench, and in five of those seven he entered around or exceeded the 80th minute. Last season Jovic accepted the winter loan to Eintracht having played 209 minutes in five games (three as a starter). Now Eintracht seems ruled out as an option since they have the position well covered with Rafael Borré, Sam Lammers, Gonzalo Paciencia and Ragnar Ache.
To date, no offer has arrived for the player, it is also true, because Real Madrid has not put him on the market so that he can be loaned out once again, respecting the decision that Ancelotti made in the summer. La Gazzetta dello Sport even brought the interest of Inter Milan to the front page a few dates ago. There has been talk of the Premier, especially Arsenal, but the player’s representative has not yet received any offer to transfer to Madrid. Jovic, for his part, remains serene and very sure that, maintaining the level of effort he is showing in training, an opportunity may soon come to change his role in the team, in the same way that he would see an opportunity to shine. a loan to a top-notch team.