Real Madrid have announced the signing of Serbian international and Eintrancht Frankfurt star, Luka Jovic.
The 21-year old joins the Los Blancos after a stellar season saw him score 27 goals in 48 games.
Madrid have been in negotiations for the last two months with Frankfurt over the transfer and they finally reached a deal to sign the player.
A statement from Madrid’s official club website read ;
“Real Madrid C. F. and Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed the transfer of Luka Jović, subject to a medical.
The player will be tied to the club for the next six seasons, until the 30th of June 2025.“
The transfer is expected to cost in the region of €62m. Jovic joined Frankfurt from Benfica , initially on loan in 2017.However, after a fine Bundesliga season where he scored 17 goals in 30 appearances, both clubs had agreed to make the deal permanent last April.
Speaking on the transfer, Frankfurt’s sporting director,Fredi Bobic said;
“From a sporting point of view selling Luka Jovic is a big blow. His explosiveness and capacity to score goals propelled us into Europe and we have benefited from more than just his goals in the past two years,” He said.
“But it was clear that there was a limit to what kind of bid we could refuse. For Eintracht Frankfurt this is a good and important transfer. We wish Luka all the best in the future. He has all the attributes to have a great career. And we are proud that we have supported him on his way,” He added.
Jovic becomes Madrid’s third signing in the second coming of Zinedine Zidane after Eder Militao’s €50m signing from Porto and the Brazilian youngster, Rodrygo, from Santos.
Zidane returned to Madrid to replace Santiago Solari as Real Madrid manager, 9 months after being replaced by Julien Lopetogui, who has since signed for Sevilla.