Chelsea eye Luka Jovic ahead of the transfer window
According to Defensa Central (h/t Football.London), Chelsea are looking to lure Luka Jovic amid his declining form at Real Madrid.
The Serbian striker was one of the most exciting strikers when he was bought by Real Madrid in 2019. But he had problems adapting to La Liga and could not find his best form.
However, he failed to form a consistent streak of form and only found the net twice in 38 matches. A return to Frankfurt on loan last season did little to improve his fortunes and he is now back in La Liga, without goals this season.
He has played only 60 minutes of La Liga matches and 35 minutes of the Champions League this season. Carlo Ancelotti appears to be using him sparingly and it remains to be seen if he has a future at the Bernabeu.
On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel is looking for decent support for his attackers. Chelsea’s current fixture list is completely stacked and the Blues will do well to ensure they are strong enough in depth. After all, in such a competitive league where every player has to give their best in every game, injuries are inevitable.
The German coach has already lost Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, two of his reliable attackers. They were marginalized and missed some matches. Adding a player with Jovic’s ability will give Tuchel the necessary depth up front.
Kai Havertz remains the only available striker now. Thomas Tuchel would like to change this to play a strong team in every match, and he will need to swap between players to make that happen.
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Luka Jovic showed his thirst for goals at Eintracht Frankfurt, as he established himself as a killer striker. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach could give Jovic the chance to renew his career at Stamford Bridge.