May 15, 2024

Di Marzio says Milan were ‘hoping for someone better’ than Jovic in the summer.

AC Milan signed Luka Jovic on deadline day this past summer and the Serbian is yet to find the back of the net for his new side. As confirmed by Gianluca Di Marzio, he certainly wasn’t the Rossoneri’s first target.


Milan were heavily linked with Mehdi Taremi all summer and when that move broke down, they probed the ground for several strokes in the final days of the mercato. In the end, they ended up with Jovic who arrived on a free transfer from Fiorentina.


The 25-year-old has made three appearances thus far, one from start, and he has not impressed. Speaking to Sky, as cited by our colleagues at, Gianluca Di Marzio spoke about the move.


“Milan signed Jovic because he was the easiest to get in the summer. Milan waited until the last minute because they were hoping for someone better,” he stated.


Jovic was not called up by Serbia’s national team and will thus be able to work on his physical condition at Milanello during the break. Hopefully, he will improve after the break, as Milan have a tough schedule on the cards.


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