Just when the rumours about AC Milan had gathered steam, bad news arrived: Luka Jovic sustained a fracture in his right foot after training at home. A severe injury that could keep him out for three months.
The striker, who has made 15 appearances in La Liga this season (just four from start), would have hoped to gain more space once the campaign is back underway. The injury, though, will prevent him from doing this.
Milan, who most likely will be led by Ralf Rangnick, had identified Jovic as a possible signing for next season. As MilanNews.it reports, Real Madrid don’t want to make a big loss, after signing the striker for €60m last summer.
The injury, however, could change the cards on the table. Not necessarily Milan’s plans, but rather the valuation of the player. It’s only logical to expect further depreciation, although the 2020/21 season won’t start in August as it usually does.
Most likely, Jovic will be able to recover in time for next season and thus Milan could try and get a discount from Real Madrid. The latter can’t expect an offer of €50m, which is why other formulas are being considered.
A paid loan, obviously long-term, with a right/obligation to buy the player in addition to various bonuses that could increase the transfer fee. A type of operation that could satisfy all parties.