Luka Jovic to cut his holidays short as he bids to impress Zidane

Despite being entitled to longer off after featuring for Serbia at the European Under-21 Championship, Luka Jovic wants to hit the ground running at Real Madrid.

New Real Madrid signing Luka Jovic is to significantly cut short his summer holidays as he looks to boost his bid to win over Zinedine Zidane and earn a place in the Frenchman’s team at the Santiago Bernabéu, AS understands.

Jovic could have had longer off after Euros involvement
The 21-year-old striker, who joined Madrid for 60m euros from Eintracht Frankfurt in June, is to report for pre-season on 8 June, together with the bulk of the squad, despite being allowed extra time off as a result of his involvement in Serbia’s European Under-21 Championship campaign this summer.

With Serbia’s participation in the Euros ending on 23 June, Jovic did not begun his summer break until the day after that, and therefore could in theory have remained off until as late as 24 July.

LaLiga season kicks off at Celta on 17/18 August
Between 21 and 27 July, Madrid are to play three International Champions Cup matches in the United States against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atlético Madrid, before taking on Tottenham Hotspur in the Audi Cup in Munich on 30 July.

Los Blancos then begin their 2019/20 LaLiga campaign away at Celta Vigo on 17/18 August.