Luka Jovic, Real Madrid
Real Madrid sign Luka Jovic (Photo: Twitter)

Real Madrid have signed Serbian striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-year contract lasting till 2025.

Jovic will be joining the Madrid-based club after they struck a deal with Frankfurt for 60 million pounds.

Frankfurt has to pay 20% of the transfer fee to Jovic’s former club SL Benfica as per the agreement between the clubs. Benfica is set to earn around 12 million pounds as a third party in this transfer.

Eintracht Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic mourned the loss of the world-class striker. He said “Luka is a big loss for us. The word has spread in Europe about his explosiveness and his goal-scoring instinct. We’ve benefited not only from his goals over the past two years.”

Bobic also emphasised on the importance of the transfer as it helps the German club financially.

He continued “But for us it was clear that there is a financial pain threshold. For Eintracht Frankfurt this is a good and important transfer. We wish Luka (Jovic) only the best for his future. He has what it takes to have a great career. And we are proud that we were able to support him along the way.”

Jovic is a top striker and would be complementing Karim Benzema’s goal scoring prowess in the Real Madrid squad. The 21-year old scored 10 goals in 14 matches in Frankfurt’s European campaign while he managed 29 goals in all competitions in 2018-19.

Jovic is Los Blancos’ third signing of the transfer window after they signed centre-back Eder Militao from Benfica from and forward Rodrygo from Santos.

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