Done deal: Luka Jovic signs for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan2 min read
The Serbian striker has found himself in an unfavorable situation during his time at Real Madrid CF which has led the Spanish club to tell him, through their manager, Zinedine Zidane, to seek exit options, firstly as a loan and his destination is going to be his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt.
Formed at Red Star of Belgrade, from his native Serbia, Luka Jovic impressed from day one on his debut at the age of 16. He scored a goal that made him the youngest scorer in the club’s history. His good performances caught the attention of one of those clubs that have a scout network that seems to cover the whole world, SL Benfica. At 18-year-old, Luka Jovic arrived in Portugal and was alternating training sessions (and some participation) with the first team with matches with SL Benfica B, the reserve team of the Lisbon club. His nights out and his behavior, possibly the product of his youth, led SL Benfica to transfer him to Eintracht Frankfurt.
In Germany, Luka Jovic focused on football and managed to demonstrate his scoring ability with great performances such as the night he scored 5 goals against Fortuna Düsseldorf, becoming the youngest player (20-year-old) to reach such an achievement in the history of the Bundesliga. His level in Germany led Real Madrid CF to pay € 60 million for him and offer him a 6-year contract at 21-year-old. Things have not gone well in Madrid for the Serbian who has found Karim Benzema in a great state of form and who has the full confidence of Zinedine Zidane, which has hindered Luka Jovic who, it should be mentioned, has not been fine when it comes to scoring (only 2 goals in 32 games with Real Madrid). In addition, Jovic has had some problems outside the pitch that makes one think that the immaturity he suffered in Portugal could still be there.
Zinedine Zidane bet on the Serbian at the beginning of this season, playing with 2 strikers but except for some games here and there, Luka Jovic did not convince the French coach. That is why Real Madrid has taken advantage of this winter transfer window to loan him to his former club, hoping that he will return in six months much more mature. On the other hand, the German club is in need of players who could contribute goals to the cause since the Portuguese André Silva is the only one who has scored more than 2 goals for the team after the departure of Bas Dost to Club Brugge.