Eintracht Frankfurt have returned Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic on loan until the end of the season.
The Serbian international, 23, scored 36 goals in 75 competitive appearances for the German club before signing for Real in June 2019.
But Jovic is back in the Bundesliga with the aim of securing regular first-team football after struggling to impress at the Bernabeu.
Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic told the club’s official website: “Luka hasn’t had an easy time in Madrid lately.
“It is important for him to get back in shape. He had a strong desire to return to Eintracht.
“Luka can take advantage of the next few months to return to his best in an environment that is familiar to him. Real Madrid know that they will be well cared for with us and that they can continue their development.
“And for us, it’s clear that we have another great option down the center.”
Interest in the Premier League
West Ham has been linked to Jovic. According to Defensa Central, West Ham have ambitious plans for the January transfer window and Jovic was on their list of targets.
Wolves have also been credited with an interest in the attacker.
Last month Athletic noted that Wolves took the first step in launching a “loan investigation” for Jovic.
According to Daily Star, Manchester United cared a lot for the player in September.
They claimed the player’s agent told Real their client wanted to move to Old Trafford as they tried to strike a deal in September.
Talks between the agent and United were at an “advanced stage”, according to the newspaper, but a deal was never reached.