LUKA JOVIC will get another shot to prove himself at Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane set to shelve plans to splash the cash, according to reports.
The Frenchman was eyeing up huge money deals to land Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland this summer.
But with the coronavirus pandemic having a huge financial impact on football, Zidane is being forced to wait another year to bring in a new era of Galacticos.
Zidane's loss is set to be Jovic's gain, according to Spanish publication Marca.
The Serbian completed his £52.4million move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer but failed to hit the ground running in his debut season.
Jovic, 22, made just four league starts before the season came to a halt and was limited to just two goals.
Despite massively struggling and the possibility of a loan switch back to the Bundesliga, Zidane is eager to keep his faith in Jovic.
The boss personally called the striker to reaffirm his plans to keep him among the squad knowing even the best players struggle in their debut campaigns.
Both Luka Modric and Karim Benzema both failed to hit the ground running when they moved to Madrid.
Even if Jovic's form dramatically improves next season, Zidane is still likely to purse moves for the best strikers in Europe.
Mbappe has remained a long-term target of Madrid's and is refusing to extend his deal in Paris that expires in 2022.
Haaland, who has 41 goals this season in all competitions, is using Borussia Dortmund as a stepping stone before sealing his next high-profile switch.