CM: Jovic wants to renew his Milan contract but Fonseca has final say

By Isak Möller -

Luka Jovic scored a decisive last-gasp equaliser for Serbia in their game against Slovenia earlier today and naturally, AC Milan fans are asking about his renewal. According to a report, the striker would like to stay at the club. 

After a rather anonymous season with Fiorentina, Jovic joined Milan on deadline day last summer after terminating his contract with La Viola. Although he didn’t get up and running immediately, he came in clutch a few times and ended the season with nine goals.

However, Jovic’s current deal with the Rossoneri will expire at the end of the month and according to Calciomercato.com, he wants to stay. Several offers arrived from abroad but none of them were convincing, and the striker thus told his agents to work on a renewal.

A new one-year agreement is thus on the cards between the parties, even if Paulo Fonseca has the final say on the matter. Considering this past season, and the goal at the Euros, it’s difficult to imagine that the Portuguese manager would oppose the renewal.

The report also states that the 26-year-old knows that he won’t be a starter, with Milan looking to sign a No.9, but he believes he can make a difference anyway. Considering his super-sub qualities, perhaps this is the best solution for everyone.

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24 Comments

  1. Stick with Jovic I say. We know what we get from him. Another low budget ST can easily become another origi or any of the fools we had before him..

  2. If Milan wants to progress guys like him should not be considered as new signings… but as budget is limited they cannot progress on every position, so maybe it’s better to keep him as backup for a year or two.

    Truth is he didn’t show anything special at Milan, he was average. Not great, not terrible. Other truth is that no serious club wants him, even Fiorentina last year let him go for 0€, they didn’t even want him as a rotation player.

  3. He played 1242 minutes for us over all tournaments in 31 matches and scoring 9 goals and making one assist which equates to 13.8 full matches played and basically contributed with ten goals/assists combined and that as a super substitute.
    I wonder what kind of players people expect that we can bring in and expect to do better.
    Add to that he earns 2.2 mil a year which is a low amount compared to his contribution,
    I seriously doesn’t get why everybody wouldn’t want want us to keep him and i don’t accept the narrative that he can only play in a two man attack as he already has scored several goals this season with us as a sole striker.

  4. renew Jovic, sell Leao to Saudi, buy Wirtz and David, move Pulisic to the left with okafor, chuck and Romero on the right!! # 20 Scudetto here we come!!

    1. Wirtz? With what money are Milan going to sign Wirtz? Play the umpa lumpa Romero on the right? He’s too short. There’s a reason he’s been sent on loan and looks good in a slow paced, non-contact league.

  5. He already renewed, everybody talk about it, even Fabricio Romano. One more year with us.
    He is good from bench…

  6. Not only has he given a good return on mins played, he offers a different kind of threat, which is very very important.
    Even if for example we had Zirkzee and Dobvyk or whoever, it is always good to have a different profile to change games.
    He is a fox in the box, those guys are always good to have.
    Aside from the fact we dont need to be hunting for 2 or 3 strikers, keep continuity.
    Hopefully the tight fools running the club don’t f-ck this up as well

  7. Fiorentina got rid of him because they didn’t want to pay Real Madrid the 50% in transfer fees if they needed to sell him. They would’ve gotten next to nothing with him as well since his contract basically expired for them last summer. Getting rid of his 2.5M wages was probably the priority.

    1. So the bottom line is even Fiorentina didn’t want to keep him for free, and now Milan fans are thrilled to have him for one more year.

      I personally like Jovic, but truth is he is not a quality player at the moment. He is just average, probably a good fit to be a rotation player in a team like Genoa or Cagliari. And question is if Milan wants to be best of the best, or just average…

      1. Totally and utterly wrong. He’s a good finisher. He’s a reliable option off the bench. No one said he was signed as a starter. He’s scored important goals. He’s more than earned his place in the squad and it was a brilliant gamble by management that paid off. What are you complaining for?

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