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Frankurt admit Luka Jovic to Real Madrid transfer is a “real possibility”

By Ben Green

Published: 17:22, 24 April 2019

A potential transfer involving Real Madrid and Luka Jovic is a “real possibility” according to Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic.

Jovic has been consistently linked with a move to Barcelona throughout the season, but Los Blancos have now surfaced as front-runners to secure his signature.

Could Jovic join Real? Five key things to know…

  1. Jovic joined Frankfurt from Benfica on a two-year loan last season.
  2. Die Adler recently activated a clause to make Jovic’s temporary stint a permanent one at the Commerzbank-Arena.
  3. His stellar goalscoring form has attracted interest from Barca, but Jovic’s father recently cooled interest on a move to Catalonia.
  4. Despite completing a permanent move to Frankfurt, there are still rumblings Barca will table an offer this summer.
  5. However, Real Madrid have now emerged as favourites to sign Jovic.

The Serbian marksman’s scintillating form in front of goal has yielded 25 goals across all competitions this term, which prompted Frankfurt to trigger an option to sign him permanently from Benfica earlier this month.

Despite penning a four-year contract along the River Main, interest in the 21-year-old has intensified, with Zinedine Zidane supposedly keen on bolstering his ranks with the acquisition of Frankfurt’s star forward.

Amid speculation towards the young striker, Eintracht director Bobic confirmed Real’s interest to ZDF: “There’s a real possibility that Jovic signs for Real Madrid.

“I hope and want him to stay here at Eintracht, but I’m also realistic and know that if a big club like Real Madrid want him then we haven’t got a chance of keeping him.”

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Where would Jovic fit in at Real?

Real Madrid will be hoping to reignite their European and domestic form next season after enduring an unforgettable campaign, which saw two managers given the sack.

Los Blancos will therefore require significant surgery this summer, and there are rumours Zidane could be given a warchest of over £300m to rebuilt his squad.

At the top of that pile is Jovic, according to Spanish outlet Marca, who suggest the Frankfurt forward could cost the club a fee in the region of around £70m.

Given the Serb’s young age and goalscoring prowess it is likely he will serve as an understudy to Karim Benzema, who has rediscovered his shooting boots this term – or as the report suggests, could even line-up alongside the Frenchman.

Benzema has 21 La Liga goals to his name so it is unlikely the seasoned striker will be dropped by Zidane next season, though he will need substantial firepower in his attack, and Jovic would certainly provide that.