Less than two months after making his stay permanent at Eintracht Frankfurt, Luka Jovic has been sold to Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old had originally been on a two-year loan from Benfica before the Eagles activated the option to make the deal permanent back in April. Although neither club has disclosed the transfer fee, it is believed the Bundesliga club have made a significant profit in a short space of time.
Jovic excelled last season by scoring 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances (25 starts) and adding a further five assists. He also scored 10 goals in 14 UEFA Europa League outings (11 starts) with one assist, helping his side reach the semi-finals.
Eintracht Frankfurt board member Fredi Bobic wished his side’s former striker all the best upon his departure:
“In sporting terms Luka Jovic will be a real loss for us, but we obviously knew in this case that every player has their price. It is an important piece of transfer business for Eintracht Frankfurt, and a good one as well. We wish Luka all the very best for the future. He has got everything he needs to have a wonderful career, and we’re proud to have been able to help and support him on his way.”
Luka Jovic has scored two goals in six caps for Serbian national team and is part of their Under-21 squad for the European Under-21 Championship in Italy and San Marino later this month.