Real Madrid has signed Luka Jovic after his outstanding season for Eintracht Frankfurt.
MADRID (AP) – Real Madrid has signed Luka Jovic after his outstanding season for Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 21-year-old Serbian forward has agreed on a five-year deal with Madrid, to be completed upon a successful medical with the Spanish side.
Madrid-based daily Marca reports the club is paying 60 million euros ($67.5 million) for the player with a bonus of 5 million euros, with 30% of the transfer fee going to Jovic's former club Benfica.
Jovic joined Frankfurt from Benfica initially on loan in 2017. He impressed under former coach Niko Kovac but really took off under his successor Adi Hutter last season.
Jovic scored 17 times in 32 Bundesliga games last season, setting up eight more, while he added 10 goals in the Europa League, second only to Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
Jovic will compete with French forward Karim Benzema at Madrid, which also has forwards Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz and Vinicius Junior.
The team struggled for goals last season following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.