West Ham United are interested in signing Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic on loan, according to 90min.
This season has been frustrating for the Hammers. They were aiming to challenge for Europa League football ahead of the season but instead were consigned to the relegation scrap.
West Ham will need to bolster their squad this summer if they want to improve their prospects next season.
A new striker signing should be a matter of priority. Sebastien Haller, who was brought to the club last summer, has struggled to score goals on a regular basis.
The 26-year-old has managed just seven goals from 33 games in all competitions this season for West Ham.
Jovic and Haller have good chemistry together as the pair previously led the line for Eintracht Frankfurt with success.
The Hammers may feel that the signature of Jovic could also help to improve the performances of the Frenchman.
Reported West Ham target Jovic, 22, is likely to leave Madrid on loan this summer.
He has struggled for form, scoring just two goals for Zinedine Zidane’s squad from 17 La Liga appearances.
He was expected to be a potential successor to Karim Benzema but has been outdone by the veteran.
Jovic needs a change of scenery in order to rediscover his touch but it remains to be seen if he will be open to joining West Ham.
He was rated as a potential world-class player ahead of this season and may want to ideally join a club that can offer him the chance to experience European football.
However, West Ham would not be a bad option as Jovic would most likely receive regular first-team football and get to play in the Premier League.