West Ham Plotting January Loan Swoop For 52M Rated Serbian Hitman

West Ham Plotting January Loan Swoop For 52M Rated Serbian Hitman

West Ham and Leicester are both preparing January bids for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, according to reports in the English media.

The Serbian international has not had the best time at the Bernabeu, having started just 11 matches since he arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt for £52m in the summer of 2019.

Jovic was tipped to leave on loan before the transfer window closed last month, with Manchester United having considered a bid for the 22-year-old before they eventually opted to sign Edinson Cavani on a free transfer instead. Arsenal were also linked with the forward back in June.



However, Real made the decision to keep the player with manager Zinedine Zidane having very few alternatives up front after the Spanish club loaned out Borja Mayoral to Roma.

Even with the lack of options, though, Zidane has continued to overlook Jovic, with the Serbian having only made four appearances in all competitions so far this campaign. It is believed he could be available again in January with West Ham and Leicester lining up loan offers, which include a purchase clause.