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
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
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.’