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Report: Barcelona's move for attacker becoming complicated as price tag increases amid interest from Real Madrid and PSG

  • A move for Bundesliga prodigy keeps getting complicated for Barcelona as interest from European giants increases the asking price.
Modified 02 Apr 2019, 13:28 IST
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The La Liga giants are keen to sign the Bundesliga superstar

What's the rumour?

According to Spanish media outlet, Sport, Bundesliga prodigy Luka Jovic is one of the main targets of Barcelona in the upcoming transfer window.

But the move keeps getting more complicated as wide interest from top clubs across Europe like Real Madrid and PSG increases his price tag.

In case you didn't know...

The 21-year-old Serbian sits second in the scoring charts with 16 goals, only three goals behind Robert Lewandowski's tally in the Bundesliga. Jovic has also provided 6 assists in the German league and has proven himself to be an asset upfront for Frankfurt.

The attacker has also netted 7 goals in the Europa League so far and there is no doubt that he has played a pivotal role for Frankfurt's progress in the competition.

The Serbian sharpshooter made his mark with his nation as his sole goal held Germany to a 1-1 draw in the International break.


Jovic is currently on loan at Frankfurt from Benfica, with an option to buy for €6 million at the end of the season.

The heart of the matter

Barcelona are currently looking for a goalscorer and have made Jovic their prime target in the summer. The Blaugrana wanted to seal the deal to secure Jovic's services as soon as possible but interest from PSG and Real Madrid has increased the price tag.

According to the report, Barcelona officials were negotiating with Jovic's representatives for the past two months but they are yet to submit an offer for the Serbian ace. The Blaugrana hierarchy are not interested to enter a bidding war and the increasing asking price will only make the move more complicated.

The Catalan giants believe that Jovic has the potential to become world class but are not willing to pay over €60 million at the moment.

Rumour rating: 6/10

Jovic will be an asset to any team if he keeps improving but it is unlikely that Barcelona will splash the cash on the goalscorer. Sport is reliable when it comes to news regarding the Catalan club.

What's next?

Barcelona will face Villareal and Atletico Madrid in the La Liga before facing Manchester United in the Champions League.

Published 02 Apr 2019, 11:35 IST
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