It looks like no one's safe at Real Madrid nowadays, especially with Zinedine Zidane in charge of things, as he doesn't mind any players' price tag, name or how many clubs in the world want it.
And, according to the latest reports, it seems like Luka Jovic may become his latest victim after already shutting the door on James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
Real Madrid's 60million signing has struggled throughout the preseason and Real Madrid have been terrible since Zidane took charge of the team, so the Frenchman continues to experiment until he nails the squad he's more comfortable with.
Hence, reports claim the team would be willing to send the 21-year-old on loan despite being one of the world's most promising strikers. Today, we'll discuss the top 5 more realistic destinations for him.
5. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund have always been fond of young players, especially if they can get them at a discount. Jovic has already thrived at the German Bundesliga, so he might as well return to keep on the good work.
Dortmund's trusting on Paco Alcácer as their go-to-guy up front, but he's struggled with injuries in the past. Also, Jovic could provide some much-needed depth in their race with Bayern Munchen for the domestic title.
4. AS Roma
It looks like Roma and Edin Dzeko are going to part ways in no time, and with Internazionale reluctant to include Mauro Icardi on any operation for the Bosnian, it seems like the team will be missing another striker.
Jovic is a tailor-made player for the Italian Serie A. He's got a lot of power, speed, and strength, even for his age. He needs a chance to prove himself, and won't have the pressure to play for a championship-contending team in Roma.
3. SL Benfica
Benfica signed Jovic when he was just a kid, but they pretty much gave him away to Eintracht Frankfurt. Still, he claimed he was very grateful to the club and was open to playing there before they sold him.
Moreover, the Portuguese team lost their best player this summer, as they sold Joao Felix to Atletico de Madrid for a huge fee. Jovic could fill Felix's void and stay sharp for when Madrid need him, as Casemiro did with his spell at Porto.
Sevilla have always thrived by signing tough, physical strikers, and Luka Jovic checks every box on their list. Also, that way Madrid could keep a close eye on him by having him on their own turf.
The Spanish team sold Ben Yedder and their starting striker spot is up for grabs now. Jovic will have a chance to test Real Madrid's rivals and keep working on his game to take La Liga for assault next season.
1. Eintracht Frankfurt
And finally, he might as well go back to the team where he had his breakout year. There, he put a lot of pressure on Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League, and almost led them to the final.
Jovic scored 27 goals and logged 7 assists in 48 caps for Frankfurt last season and it's clear that they know how to make the most of his talents. Still, Real Madrid shouldn't give up on him just yet, but there he'll get the playing time he needs.