Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic takes just 28 minutes to score more goals for Fiorentina than he did in THREE YEARS in Spain | The Sun

Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic takes just 28 minutes to score more goals for Fiorentina than he did in THREE YEARS in Spain | The Sun

July 13, 2022

LUKA JOVIC had a dream start for Fiorentina after his Spanish nightmare.

The striker, 24, joined the Italian side on a two-year deal earlier this month.

And he did not take long to show what he is capable of with FOUR goals in 28 minutes in his first match as they beat Real Vicenza 7-0.

Remarkably, that is more than Jovic managed in three years at Real Madrid.

The Serb struggled for game time at the Bernabeu following his £52million move from Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring just three goals in 51 games.

Even a return to Germany on loan could not revitalise Jovic as he scored only four goals in 18 games.

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But now the forward has a fresh start in a new league and his four goals – albeit in a friendly – are a reminder of his quality.

He has big boots to fill having been signed as the replacement for Dusan Vlahovic, who joined Juventus for £62m in January.

Arsenal had wanted Vlahovic and were also linked with a move for Jovic this summer.

The Gunners first became interested in the striker following his first spell at Frankfurt.

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And with Mikel Arteta short of strikers, Arsenal were considering a bid for Jovic.

But they beat Tottenham and Chelsea to sign Gabriel Jesus for £45m and the Brazilian has got off to a blistering start with three goals in two friendly games.

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