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Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic had to isolate himself while the striker’s friend tested positive for Covid-19

Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic forced to isolate himself while striker’s friend tests positive for Covid-19, making the struggling summer signing unavailable to Zinedine Zidane’s side

  • Luka Jovic has been banned from Real Madrid for an unknown period
  • The striker must isolate himself after a friend tests for positive Covid-19
  • Jovic’s own test results came back negative, but he has to follow guidelines
  • The 22-year-old faces jail time for neglecting a lockdown earlier in the pandemic
  • Although he falls within the guidelines this time, his career in Madrid is on the decline again

Luka Jovic’s stuttering Real Madrid career has taken another hit, forcing the summer signing to self-isolate him, leaving him out of the squad.

The striker reportedly came into contact with a friend who later tested positive for coronavirus, and despite the 22-year-old’s own test coming back negative, he has no choice but to follow the Spanish government’s guidelines.

It is unclear how long Jovic will have to follow Madrid from home, but he will likely miss Madrid’s clash with Alaves on Friday, with another match against Granda just three days later.

Luka Jovic has been forced to self-isolate after a friend test positive for coronavirus

Luka Jovic has been forced to self-isolate after a friend test positive for coronavirus

Jovic's results returned negative, but he will now have to go into self-isolation under guidelines

Jovic's results returned negative, but he will now have to go into self-isolation under guidelines

Jovic’s results returned negative, but he will now have to go into self-isolation under guidelines

The striker is already out of favor with Zinedine Zidane and he has been hit again

The striker is already out of favor with Zinedine Zidane and he has been hit again

The striker is already out of favor with Zinedine Zidane and he has been hit again

The last negative in the Serbian movement in Madrid was confirmed by the Spanish radio station El Chiringuito, bringing the £ 54 million summer even less hope to prove its worth to Zinedine Zidane this season.

Although Jovic worked according to the guidelines this time, he suffered a backlash in March when the attacker, with the furious pandemic, ignored the exclusion of visiting his girlfriend in Serbia.

Jovic was accused of “doing 100 percent to ruin his own career” by a former coach after the breakthrough, with even the Serbian prime minister smoking the striker while incarcerated for the offense.

Jovic's has had a difficult start to his career in Madrid and failed to impress at Bernabeu

Jovic's has had a difficult start to his career in Madrid and failed to impress at Bernabeu

Jovic’s has had a difficult start to his career in Madrid and failed to impress at Bernabeu

It is unlikely that Zidane will worry too much about Jovic’s absence as the Frenchman granted the former Eintracht Frankfurt thrill just 15 minutes after the restart.

Jovic has only two goals this season in 16 league games and started only four games in La Liga. It will take a monumental effort for the talent to regain his favor with Zidane.

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