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West Ham United have had a huge escape with Luka Jovic

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West Ham United have had a huge escape with Luka Jovic

West Ham United appear to have had a hugely lucky escape by not signing Luka Jovic in the summer transfer window.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wanted to bring Jovic to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window according to Mundo Deportivo.

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At the time, we highlighted how a move to sign the 24-year-old would have been risky from West Ham, considering how much he struggled with Real Madrid.

Moyes ended up signing Gianluca Scamacca instead and despite his early struggles, we’re sure that the Italian will eventually come good in the Claret and Blue.

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Would Jovic have been a decent addition as well as Scamacca though? The early indications are that he almost certainly would not have…

West Ham had a lucky escape with Luka Jovic

The Serbia international ended up joining Fiorentina from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window on a free transfer.

To think that Madrid paid £55 million (AS) for him just a few years ago is quite incredible isn’t it!

Jovic signed a two-year deal with Fiorentina but the Serie A side are already looking into ways to replace the underperforming strikers according to a report from AS.

The 24-year-old has bagged only one goal in 10 games for La Viola so far this season (Transfermarkt).

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And as a result of his poor form, AS claim that Fiorentina are already identifying new striker targets to come in and replace the ex-Real Madrid forward.

It seems as though West Ham have had a really lucky escape by not signing Luka Jovic.

In spite of calls from the Hammers fans in the summer for Moyes to sign any striker that became available, the Scot kept his powder dry for someone he really wanted.

And in this case, that approach has worked out very well indeed for West Ham.

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