Wolves reporter Tim Spiers believes that a move for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic, who is valued at £18 million (as per Transfermarkt), is unlikely to happen this window.
Although it’s not for a lack of trying on the side of Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Wolves have been looking to add to the forward position for some time now. Following the injury to Raul Jimenez at the end of November, their only option up front is that of 18-year-old Fabio Silva, who hasn’t exactly set the world on fire since being asked to take over, so they are being forced to look elsewhere until Jimenez retires.
A report in The Athletic recently claimed that Wolves are in the market for the Serbian Jovic, even going so far as to enquire about his availability.
However, speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View, Spiers thinks that the situation in Spain might be what stops the deal from happening.
He said: “Another one that I think they put a speculative loan bid in for. But from Real Madrid’s point of view, I think if he’s going to go, they will be keen to sell rather than just loan because he’s on their bench at the moment. So why would they just hand him to someone else for a few months?”
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TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments surrounding a possible Luka Jovic bid…
If that is indeed the case, then Wolves need to make their mind up on what they are going to do. Spiers made it clear later in the same episode that Wolves aren’t in a position to spend big money this window.
So if they are going to pursue a loan, then they need to figure out if Real Madrid are willing to go along with them, otherwise they are just wasting their time, time that could be spent on getting someone else in.
Not to say he’s not worth a look, if he can rekindle his form from Eintracht Frankfurt they could be onto a winner, but it would just save them being let down at the last minute and then having little time to find a suitable backup.