Luka Jovic to replace Ighalo earlier at Old Trafford?

Luka Jovic, 22, is looking to push a move out of Real Madrid (possible loan move). This comes from rumours that the Serbian international feels unappreciated at the club. Since his move in 2019, he totals 23 appearances in which he was involved in two goals and one assist. With Ighalo’s loan spell coming to an end in January and United’s need to strengthen the squad, will he be a good replacement?

Recent dealings between the clubs have it brick walls. The two potential deals involving Bale and Reguilon ended switching to Tottenham as United deemed them as expensive loan deals. Can we see a change, with reports saying that Madrid will only sell if there is an option to buy in the clause? Will this sit well with Ole’s rebuild plan?

What kind of player is Jovic?

Quick, fair in the air, and his one-touch finishing, Jovic is a penalty box predator. He has the ability to take space between the opponents’ defenders using his strength to create space. Not to forget his intelligent runs to create space for his teammates. Undeniably, he will be a good addition to this United side.

Scoring every 4.4 shots and converting 75% of his big chances during his time with Frankfurt, he will add goals to the front three. Jovic would also benefit from Rashford and Sancho (if ever the deal is going to happen) crossing into the box . Furthermore, he would also add more pace to the attack – something lacking with Ighalo. Luka Jovic will fit perfectly as a centre forward in Solskjær’s 4-2-3-1 system.

What does this mean for Mason Greenwood?

With talks escalating concerning the potential arrival of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford, Mason Greenwood will get time to develop his game as a centre forward, having impressed as a backup right-winger. It is evident that Ole likes Mason Greenwood and has been voicing his concern on the handling of the player by the FA during the international break.


With the possible bid of Jadon Sancho, United fans can only hope that the board will be willing to spend and bring the striker in as Ighalo’s replacement in the January transfer window. Hoping that, with a fresh start and under a new manager, he regains his previous form.

Author: Clinton Salmon