As a result of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury struggles, Milan decided it would be wise to bring in a striker during the January transfer window. And so they did, reaching an agreement with Mario Mandzukic.
However, the Rossoneri could have ended up with a different profile, as highlighted by Fabrizio Romano of Calciomercato.com. In fact, they tried to sign Luka Jovic on a dry loan from Real Madrid, but the operation never took off.
Even though the Serbian striker appreciated the approach, he preferred a return to Eintracht Frankfurt. The decision wasn’t so much technical, as the reporter explains, as Jovic only wanted to leave the Bernabeu side for a return to his former club.
In addition, the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao, Ante Rebic & co perhaps affected his decision-making. He chose Frankfurt because he knows the club well and he has already started again, and who knows what will happen in the future.