West Ham are keeping an eye on Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic ahead of the January transfer window according to a report from Eurosport.

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The Hammers could be left disappointed, however, with the Serbian striker allegedly keen to move to either Germany or Italy.

David Moyes failed to bring a centre-forward to the London Stadium in the summer.

Michail Antonio is currently the only recognised striker at West Ham. Considering the fact that we are battling to finish inside the top six in the Premier League table and are competing in Europe, that quite simply isn’t acceptable.

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West Ham monitoring Luka Jovic ahead of potential January swoop: Moyes could be looking to bolster his centre-forward ranks in the winter (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

It would be great to see the Hammers owners and Moyes try to address that problem in January.

West Ham monitoring Luka Jovic ahead of potential January swoop

That’s according to Eurosport who claim that the Real Madrid hitman is a January target for the Hammers.

The 17-capped Serbia international would prefer a move to Germany or Italy, however. So West Ham will have their work cut-out if they want to sign the 23-year-old, that’s for sure.

Luka Jovic in action for Real Madrid (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

It is clear that Jovic needs to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. He has played just 21 La Liga minutes so far this season after returning from a loan spell with Eintracht Frankfurt.

 

We have to say, it seems highly unlikely that we will sign the 23-year-old in January.

Not least because of Jovic’s massive £163k-a-week wages (Salary Sport).

It must be said that the Serbian has really struggled over the past couple of years as well. Surely West Ham need to be targeting a top class striker flying high on confidence this summer.

Jovic, who has won four league titles with Red Star Belgrade, Benfica and Real Madrid respectively, wouldn’t be a bad addition necessarily. It’s just that this one seems like it has no truth to it.

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Hopefully Moyes manages to bring a striker to West Ham in January. We just can’t see Jovic being that man, however.

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