Real Madrid are in discussions with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s representatives and are willing to include Luka Jovic in a transfer deal, according to reports.

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Luka Jovic of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he thinks he has scored, but goal was disallowed, during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 25, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 25: Luka Jovic of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he thinks he has scored, but the goal was disallowed, during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 25, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Speaking on The Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles claims Real Madrid have opened discussions with the representatives of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over a transfer. They’re reportedly willing to include Luka Jovic in a deal.

Unsurprisingly, Castles adds that there are a number of factors affecting the deal. Aubameyang’s own stance on it is unclear, and will partially depend on the identity of Unai Emery’s successor at Arsenal.

The Gunners also have a say, given Aubameyang has a year and a half left on his contract. We don’t know how they’d feel about letting their star centre-forward go for Jovic.

Jovic looked like one of Europe’s top strikers after his 2018/19 season with Frankfurt. The Serbian international scored 27 goals and assisted seven in 48 games. He led his team to the Europa League semi-final and subsequently earned a £54m move to Madrid.

The 21-year-old hasn’t settled in at all though. He’s up to three starts in all competitions this season, scoring once and playing just over 300 minutes when you include his eight substitute appearances. It’s five games since he even made it onto the pitch.

If Arsenal believe the young striker could revive last season’s form, he could be a good investment for the future. If not, they’d be letting their top scorer go for little reward.

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