The agent of West Ham United striker target Luka Jovic is reportedly in talks over a loan move to Napoli.
According to a recent report from 90 Min, West Ham were once again keen to land Real Madrid flop Jovic this summer.
West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh claim West Ham will focus on landing a striker to partner Sebastien Haller in the next window.
And who better than his old Eintracht Frankfurt partner Jovic?
The duo became one of the deadliest strike partnerships in Europe during their time together at Eintracht Frankfurt.
In 89 combined appearances in their last season together, Jovic and Haller racked up a very impressive 47 goals and 19 assists between them.
It earned Haller a record £45 million move to West Ham and Jovic a £62 million transfer to Real Madrid.
West Ham’s Frenchman and the 22-year-old Serbian clearly have a wonderful understanding of the way in which each other play.
But Jovic has barely kicked a ball in Madrid and is not fancied by Zinedine Zidane.
Haller has looked isolated playing the lone striker role at West Ham this season, scoring just seven goals and losing his place to makeshift forward Michail Antonio.
The Daily Star claimed in January that West Ham were interested in reuniting Haller with Jovic.
Former West Ham star turned pundit Don Hutchison said his old club should have stumped up the loan fee to sign Jovic in January.
West Ham should have paid a loan fee 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/BevNN0q8es
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) February 4, 2020
And the Hammers look to be dragging their heels again.
That’s after Jovic’s agent reportedly entered talks with Napoli (AS).
AS are reporting that Napoli have held talks with Jovic’s agent. But the Italian side only see him as a back-up option if they fail to land Victor Osimhen.
So what are West Ham waiting for?
With money reportedly tight for the Hammers due to the global health crisis, snaring Jovic on loan with a possible option to buy could be a masterstroke.
West Ham would be reuniting one of the deadliest partnerships around in the process.
And Jovic also fits David Moyes’s new transfer policy to sign young, hungry players to build a team around.
The transfer window opens after the end of the season next weekend.
And West Ham will have until October 5th to reshape their lopsided squad.
Jovic should be at the top of their hit list.