Leicester plan to swoop for Luka Jovic

Leicester City plans to move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic once the transfer window opens.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, The Foxes are looking to table a £31 million offer to seal the deal.

The report also states that Real Madrid was initially looking to just loan the 22-year old out. However, with the financial implications of COVID-19 a cut-price deal maybe the most appealing for Los Blancos.

The Serbian striker burst into the scenes in the 18/19 season for Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 27 goals in 48 appearances (All competitions)

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However, he has found playing time hard to come by under Zinedine Zidane. He has only started four times in the league and has missed six games courtesy of a foot injury. 

Interestingly, the lack of playing time could be down to the player’s off-the-field struggles. Sadly, Jovic broke lockdown rules by flying to Serbia from Madrid when he was instructed to isolate at home. 

Added to that he has missed the last two games for Madrid after being told to quarantine. This came after he was seen attending a barbecue, where one of his friends also in attendance has since tested positive.

But could the King Power stadium be the best place to kick start his career? Jovic should see his playing time increase with Leicester having only two strikers in the squad.

The pace and strength of both Luka Jovic and Jamie Vardy could cement Leicester as a top-six side in the Premier League. 

Interestingly, manager Brendan Rodgers has a previous history of creating a lethal strike partnership. The Nothern Irishman played a role in pairing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge together. 

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That partnership scored a combined total of 52 goals in the 2013/14 season. As Liverpool came close to their first-ever league title. 

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