Leeds United have reportedly tried to sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid this summer.
The Whites are in dire need of another hitman after barely surviving Premier League relegation last term.
And it looks like they were interested in Jovic.
According to 90 Min, Leeds made an enquiry to Real about signing the Serbia international, who joined the Spanish giants for £51 million in 2019.
However, the 24-year-old has elected to join Fiorentina in Serie A on a loan basis, the same publication has claimed.
Jovic has majorly struggled to impress since leaving Eintracht Frankfurt, only netting three times in 36 Liga outings for los Blancos.
However, he remains an excellent goalscorer when surrounded by the right players, in a system designed to benefit him, which was never the case in the Spanish capital.
Whether Jesse Marsch could’ve accommodated that in Leeds either seems relatively doubtful.
This isn’t a player who Marcelo Bielsa would’ve brought to West Yorkshire and although some might argue that’s a good thing, many more wouldn’t have wanted Jovic either.
That being said, he is almost certainly better than Rodrigo as a number nine, with the former Valencia attacker struggling since his £30 million move to Elland Road two years ago.
Leeds have needed a top-quality player to compete with Patrick Bamford for a long time up front and although they’ll definitely be signing a proper number nine this summer, it isn’t going to be Jovic it seems.