Breaking: Real Madrid set to announce the signing of Barcelona target in €60 million deal
According to several reports, Real Madrid are set to announce the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt in a deal that is set to be valued at around €60 million in total.
Jovic has been magnificent for Frankfurt so far this season, as he has scored 26 goals and assisted 6 others in 44 appearances in all competitions. Jovic has only been outscored by the clinical Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga, with Jovic having 17 goals in the Bundesliga.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are keen to get new strikers to replace their older stars, with Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema both being over the age of 30. They are still scoring a lot of goals, but when the opportunity to buy a prolific striker that is still only 21, one can never pass it by.
Frankfurt have only recently just made Jovic's loan move from Benfica permanent, by exercising a clause in his contract that allows him to become a Frankfurt player until 2023, yet he is seemingly on the move once again.
According to reports last month, Barcelona were keen to get the Serbian in a €50 million deal, yet now it seems that their arch rivals are set to sign him for €60 million instead to €50 million.
Real Madrid are in complete turmoil right now, and are reaching a stage of rebuilding, with stars like Gareth Bale rumoured for a move away from the Bernabeu. With Zidane at the helm again, Real Madrid have already completed one signing, as Eder Militao will join the club from Porto at the end of the season.
Apart from crashing out of the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League very early on, they have been floating in mediocrity in third place in La Liga for most of the season, and the goalscoring record in the league this season has been dreadful. To put this into perspective, Real Madrid managed to score 94 goals in La Liga last season, yet this season they have only managed to score 59 goals in the 35 games that they have played so far.
The shocking thing is that their main striker, Karim Benzema, has been in very good form this season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions so far, a milestone that he has not reached since 2011/12.
They failed to replace the world-class Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, and with the sackings of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, the club has been in complete disarray. Luka Jovic will hopefully provide some cutting edge for Zinedine Zidane's side, as the club will be desperate to get back to the top of European football.