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‘Luka Jovic can be useful for many Premier League clubs’

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Luka Jovic might be a forgotten man at Real Madrid but Dimitar Berbatov believes a summer move to the Premier League can still see the Serbian come good.

Luka Jovic currently finds himself behind Karim Benzema at Madrid and has barely seen game-time for Real Madrid this season.

Joining Real Madrid with a big reputation from Frankfurt, the 22-year-old was expected to do great things with Los Blancos.

That hasn’t been the case, with Jovic managing only 453 minutes of La Liga action so far and two goals in all competitions.

Reports have already claimed the Serbian could be on his way out of the club, with Zidane still preferring veteran Karim Benzema upfront.

Berbatov recalls being in a similar situation and is of the opinion that a move to the Premier League could see Jovic rejuvenate his career.

The Bulgarian told Betfair: “Luka Jovic is still a really young footballer and he had a great season with Eintracht Frankfurt which earned him a move to Real Madrid, at the moment things aren’t going his way but let’s not forget that he has Karim Benzema ahead of him.

“I was in his position when I was at Bayer Leverkusen, I was the same age and ahead of me was Ulf Kirsten, who was a god at Leverkusen and one of the best German strikers ever.

“I was in that position thinking ‘why the f*ck am I not playing, I deserve to play, I demand to play.’ You think lots of stupid things because you’re young and you think you know everything but with a bit of patience, hard work and good people around you to tell you the truth about the situation, it helps.

“That’s one option. The other, if you want to play immediately, you choose to go on loan or find a club that will buy you so that you play more, if Jovic is in that place right now I can see him being useful to a number of clubs in the Premier League.”

While a move to the Premier League might make sense for Jovic, a Serie A move could also be on the cards with Napoli being the most prominent names of recent among his number of suitors.