Manchester City club chief ‘watches Luka Jovic score at Benfica’

Manchester City club chief ‘watches Luka Jovic score at Benfica’

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Manchester City keeping tabs on Frankfurt’s prolific striker Luka Jovic as ‘club chief watches him score against Benfica’ in Europa League clash

Manchester City are keeping tabs on striker Luka Jovic and ‘sent scouts to watch him play’ against Benfica on Thursday evening.  

City director Txiki Begiristain was reportedly on the guest-list to watch Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Benfica.

The Sun claim reportedly Begiristain was there to make notes on prolific striker Jovic, who has attracted interest from a number of clubs in Europe.

Manchester City 'sent scouts to watch striker Luka Jovic play' on Thursday evening

Manchester City ‘sent scouts to watch striker Luka Jovic play’ on Thursday evening

Begiristain would have been impressed with what he saw as the 21-year-old netted against his parent club just before half-time to register his 25th goal of the season in all competitions.

JOVIC SEASON STATS 

(All Competitions)

Games: 38

Goals: 25

Assists: 7

He is currently in his second year on loan at the Bundesliga club from Benfica but is set to make the move permanent in the summer despite speculation linking him with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

City are also keeping a keen eye on Jovic as they considering bolstering their attacking forces.

Pep Guardiola is understood to be happy with his options in Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus but remains on the lookout for new emerging talent. 

The 21-year-old scored a superb goal as Frankfurt lost quarter-final first leg 4-2 at Benfica

The 21-year-old scored a superb goal as Frankfurt lost quarter-final first leg 4-2 at Benfica

City director Txiki Begiristain (R) was reportedly on the guest-list at the Estadio da Luz

City director Txiki Begiristain (R) was reportedly on the guest-list at the Estadio da Luz

Aguero turns 31 in the summer and Jovic would offer a younger alternative to provide Jesus some competition but it is expected City would face stern competition if they were to move for him. 

After a stunning season in front of goal, Benfica are also unlikely to let him go for cheap. 

Despite scoring against them on Thursday night, the Portuguese side retain retain the upperhand against Frankfurt with wonderkid Joao Felix inspiring them to a 4-2 victory. 

However, Pep Guardiola is thought to be happy with Gabriel Jesus (L) and Sergio Aguero (R)

However, Pep Guardiola is thought to be happy with Gabriel Jesus (L) and Sergio Aguero (R)

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