Milan Considering New Contract for Resurgent Star

Luka Jovic has gone from a San Siro scapegoat into an unsung Milan hero in only two months as his form resurgence continues to amaze. The in-form striker scored off the bench to inspire Stefan Pioli’s charges to a pulsating 3-2 win at Frosinone on Saturday.

It took the 26-year-old around 60 seconds since replacing Christian Pulisic to volley home a loose ball inside the Frosinone box and hand Milan a much-needed victory at Benito Stirpe. It wasn’t the first time Jovic was decisive after taking the field as a second-half substitute, prompting rave reviews from Pioli in the aftermath.

He was decisive. He isn’t getting a lot of playing time, but he uses it to help the team. I encourage him every day because I believe in his qualities,” the Milan boss said. 

Saturday’s late winner was Jovic’s seventh goal of the season, five of which came in Serie A. Interestingly, he notched his Milan breakthrough against none other than Frosinone on December 2. Since then, the Serbian forward has averaged a goal every 41 minutes in league action.

More importantly, most of those goals have directly influenced Rossoneri’s position in the standings. Jovic rescued a point for Milan in a 2-2 draw at Salernitana in December and initiated a comeback in a 3-2 triumph at Udinese last month.

Jovic’s impressive form could earn him a new deal, with Milan contemplating the prospect of extending his short-term contract despite still searching for a new striker to replace aging Olivier Giroud.

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