Reports: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona set to battle for talented Bundesliga goalscorer
What's the story?
According to the German media outlet Bild, Spanish giants and arch-rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to battle it out to secure the signing of the Eintracht Frankfurt talented sharpshooter, Luka Jovic. After widespread rumours linking Barcelona to Jovic, it seems Real Madrid have joined the race.
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With 14 goals in the Bundesliga, Luka Jovic is leading the scoring charts ahead of stars like Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer. Jovic has been sensational in front of goal and it is rare for a goalscorer to be so efficient in the final third at his age.
The 21-year-old Serbian has scored five goals in the Europa League while providing 3 assists in all competition. Known for his composed and calm nature in front of goal, the teenager's immense potential is a centre of attraction throughout Europe.
Meanwhile, despite Karim Benzema's recent good run of form, Real Madrid are looking to sign a new goalscorer after the departure of their greatest goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
The heart of the matter
According to the report, Real Madrid have joined the race in the hunt for the talented21-year-old sharpshooter and will battle with arch-rivals FC Barcelona to secure the services of the youngster.
German media, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, previously stated that FC Barcelona had come close to signing Luka Jovic as their long term replacement for Suarez. Real Madrid's desperate need for more depth in their attack forced them to look for more options and Luka Jovic is one of them.
Meanwhile, both Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez are not getting any younger and it is crystal clear why both the Spanish giants are looking to sign a striker of immense potential like Jovic.
Rumour rating: 6/10
There is no doubt that a player of Jovic's potential and caliber will be beneficial to any squad and will clearly reinforce the attacking strength of teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will turn their focus to the next round of Champions League as they face Lyon and Ajax respectively, before meeting each other in the Copa Del Rey at the end of the this month.