Good Money After Bad?

West Ham are apparently testing the waters regarding a loan move for Real Madrid ace Luka Jovic, it is claimed that Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is ready to make the eight-capped Serbia international available on loan in January with a view to a permanent move in the summer. The 22 year old joined Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 for around £55 million at the same time as Sebastien Haller left the Bundesliga club for the Hammers with a fee of around £45 million.

The £100 million pair had a hugely successful partnership during their time together at Frankfurt, in 89 combined appearances, Jovic and Haller amassed 47 goals and 19 assists between them. Reuniting the two players has been talked about for a while now, and some might think it would be a stroke of genius from David Moyes and the Hammers board, but would it?

Jovic has struggled since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu 16 months ago, he has registered only two goals and two assists in 31 games for the La Liga giants. The Serbian is a fish out of water at Madrid, much like Sebastien Haller is at West Ham, he is still a quality player, and perhaps just needs a change in order to rediscover his best form. Unfortunately the same has been said about Haller, and is it worth the risk of adding another 'expensive' player to the squad who might struggle just as much as his old mate?

It should also be remembered that in addition to Haller and Jovic, Ante Rebić was the last part of the jigsaw, at Eintracht Frankfurt so the idea of linking Haller and Jovic up doesn't make sense unless Rebić was also acquired, and that won't be possible because he has just signed a five year deal with AC Milan, having spent a successful loan spell there and as such will not be available.

Trying to bring Jovic to the London Stadium just to try and get Haller to perform to the level we all know he used to reach makes no sense, it might work, but then again it could just be a case of throwing good money after bad, and let's face it, West Ham United are past masters at that! - Ed

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boogerscaravan's picture

Maybe the Dynamic Duo would work again here? Maybe they need each other. Like Morecambe & Wise, or Cannon & Ball. Little and Large perhaps, or Ant & Dick even. Although I fear it may end up a bit more like The Chuckle Brothers.........

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No....we have lost enough good money,we cannot run on chance.We need to start thinking of how we can off load this waster,not bring his mate in to try and cheer him up.

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NorthHertsIron's picture

there essex,afraid at West Ham haller is a waste of space

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Hallers get up and go has got up and gone time to sell or put him at centre back

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mcbikeman's picture

Moyes does not play two up top so pointless for me if they did that....

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Team to get something out of haller!!;)

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