Real Madrid ‘close to an agreement’ with Frankfurt for striker Luka Jovic as Serbian prepares to face Chelsea in Europa League semi-finals
- Real Madrid are reportedly close to a deal with Frankfurt for striker Luka Jovic
- The Serbian made the move from Benfica permanent this week for around £6m
- Now the German side are expected to cash in on his remarkable rise this summer
- Jovic has scored 25 goals across all competitions and Zinedine Zidane is keen
Real Madrid are reportedly close to a deal with striker Luka Jovic as they look to revamp their attack this summer.
The Serbian is currently in his second year on loan at Frankfurt from Benfica and made the move permanent earlier this week for a reported fee of just €7million (£6m).
Jovic has scored 25 goals across all competitions this campaign to help Frankfurt into the semi-finals of the Europa League against Chelsea and now the German side are expected to cash in on his remarkable rise.
Real Madrid are reportedly close to a deal with Luka Jovic as they look to revamp their attack
According to Spanish outlet AS, Real are now close to reaching an agreement with Frankfurt for the 21-year-old.
It is claimed Frankfurt will hold out for a deal between £43m and £50m with Benfica due 20 per cent of any future fee.
Zinedine Zidane has been promised significant backing in the transfer market this summer as he looks to rejuvenate his squad following a disappointing season.
Jovic would provide competition for Karim Benzema as Zidane focuses on catching Barcelona domestically and improving on their disappointing Champions League campaign this season.
He is seen as an ideal target by Bernabeu bosses due to his largely inexpensive fee, his ability to play in tandem with Benzema and it is thought he would not stunt the development of wonderkid Vinicius Junior.
According to AS, Real are close to reaching an agreement with Frankfurt for the 21-year-old
Jovic has scored 25 goals this campaign to help Frankfurt into the Europa League semi-finals
Manchester City are also keeping tabs on Jovic and ‘sent scouts to watch him play’ against Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final last week.
City director Txiki Begiristain was reportedly on the guest-list to watch Frankfurt’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against his former club.
The Sun claimed Begiristain was there to make notes on the prolific striker as Pep Guardiola remains on the lookout for new emerging talent to compete with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
Bayern Munich have also been keeping tabs on Jovic as they aim to sign up another of the Bundesliga’s leading lights to their ranks.