Real Madrid Confirm Signing Of Eintracht Frankfurt Striker Luka Jovic For £62 Million

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker for a fee of £62 million, pending a medical.

The Serbian, who scored 27 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit last season, has signed a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Only recently Frankfurt announced they had exercised their option to outright purchase Jovic for a dirt-cheap €7 million from Benfica and will now make a substantial profit on the 21-year old.

With his sensational form, Jovic had been the subject of interest from a whole host of leading European giants such as Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG and Barcelona but will now battle with Karim Benzema for the central striker berth at Real.

It's been said that Jovic has known for quite some time now that the Spanish capital would be his next destination and started to make contact through mutual friends to Real players ahead of the transfer.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Real were able to get the deal done very swiftly and have now secured the services of one of the hottest striking properties in European football.

Jovic notched 10 goals in Frankfurt's stunning run to the Europa League semi-finals, with only Chelsea's Olivier Giroud scoring more than him in the competition.

Benfica ultimately did not utilise Jovic to a full extent but thanks to a 20% sell-on-clause they included in his contract they will get a decent cut of the fee Real are paying.

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