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Luka Jovic ‘wants to end nightmare 12 months at Real Madrid and return to Frankfurt’

Luka Jovic ‘wants to end nightmare 12 months at Real Madrid and return to former club Frankfurt on loan’ after £58m flop was left on the bench by Zinedine Zidane despite his side needing a goal in Real Sociedad draw

  • Luka Jovic has been frozen out at Real Madrid by manager Zinedine Zidane
  • The Serbian striker started only four LaLiga games for Real Madrid last season
  • A prolific return of 27 goals for Frankfurt in 2018-19 earned him a £58m move 

Luka Jovic reportedly wants to end his Real Madrid nightmare after just a year and return to his former club Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

The Serbian has been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane and was left on the bench as Real sought a goal in their opening day LaLiga draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday. 

With Zidane sending a clear message to the board by ignoring his £58m man, Jovic now believes his future lies away from the Bernabeu.

Luka Jovic reportedly wants to end his Real Madrid nightmare after just a year at the club

The Serbian striker has been frozen out by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane

The Serbian striker has been frozen out by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane

He is now pushing for a return to Frankfurt, where he excelled in the 2018-19 season before earning his big-money move to Madrid, according to El Mundo Deportivo. 

The striker started only four LaLiga games last season and netted just twice, a far cry from his prolific final year in the Bundesliga.

He netted a devastating 27 goals for Frankfurt that season, including 10 in their run to the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they were beaten by Chelsea. 

Zidane stood by his decision to leave Jovic on the bench as his side searched in vain for a goal in the stalemate.

Zidane stood by his decision to leave Jovic on the bench in the draw at Real Sociedad

Zidane stood by his decision to leave Jovic on the bench in the draw at Real Sociedad

Jovic scored 27 times during a spectacular final season at Eintracht Frankurt in 2018-19

Jovic scored 27 times during a spectacular final season at Eintracht Frankurt in 2018-19

‘It was difficult because we could have brought on another striker but that would have changed our shape and I didn’t want to do that, I wanted to improve our wing play by bringing on wide players and that’s what we did,’ Zidane said. 

Asked if he had any particular problem with Jovic, he replied: ‘No, we have many players in our squad and I have to pick them and I decided to do what I did,’ he said.

‘I don’t have anything against any player, it was all about our formation and I didn’t want to change it and Karim was playing well.’



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