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Arsenal urged not to sign Real Madrid forward Jovic

Arsenal urged not to sign Real Madrid forward Jovic

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal not to sign Real Madrid ace Luka Jovic this summer. 

Jovic has been linked with a move to Arsenal but Ferdinand believes the north London club should be focused on strengthening their defence. The Serbian is viewed as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who could be on his way out of the club this summer. 

"He’s someone who’s done nothing in a Real Madrid shirt but the potential he showed when he was at Eintracht Frankfurt made him someone who was very highly thought of," he said when asked about Arsenal's link with Jovic. 

"But it doesn’t always go to plan when you go to a new team, so I wouldn’t hold it against him. I think he’s someone who can add something to Arsenal."

"But I don’t believe Arsenal need a player in that position. Arsenal need centre-halves, get Arsenal a center-back. Come and ask me and I’ll find you the right center-backs who can go there."

"They need centre-halves who can defend and who can actually play as well. I played against Arsenal teams with the likes of Sol Campbell, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, these are people who want to defend, who can defend one vs one. I don’t see that at Arsenal. They’ve got very good footballers, but you can’t have too many good footballers, you need a mix, a blend."