BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid sign Jovic
Real Madrid have announced the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported fee of €60million.
Jovic became one of Europe's most in-demand players after scoring 17 Bundesliga goals and a further 10 in Eintracht's run to the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2018-19.
Barcelona were said to be interested in signing Jovic and reportedly scouted the Serbia striker as they hunt for a long-term successor to Luis Suarez.
But it is LaLiga rivals Madrid who have sealed a deal for Jovic, who has signed a five-year contract with Los Blancos as they look to rebuild under Zinedine Zidane.
Vielen Dank für deinen Einsatz, Tormaschine! Alles Gude und viel Erfolg in Madrid! pic.twitter.com/6wWSMeAGZZ— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht) June 4, 2019
Jovic becomes the second player to join Madrid since Zidane's return, with a €50million move for Porto defender Eder Militao concluded in March.
Eintracht have made a massive profit on the 21-year-old as they only trigged a purchase option in his loan deal from Benfica for a reported €6m in April.