According to Sky Sports, Real Madrid have signed Serbian striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee in the region of £52.4million. The 21-year-old’s former club Benfica will also receive £10.5million from the deal, as Jovic only joined the German club on a permanent basis last month after a loan spell.
The signing is something of a coup for Los Blancos, as Jovic had previously been linked with a number of rival clubs, including arch-rivals Barcelona.
Enjoyed a brilliant season in Frankfurt
Jovic established himself as one of the brightest young players in the European game this season in Frankfurt. The Serbian international has scored 17 goals in the Bundesliga, as well as scoring ten in the Europa League.
The youngster’s goals played a big part in Frankfurt challenging for the Champions League spots in the German top-flight and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League. No doubt without the former Benfica star, the German club would not have enjoyed such an impressive campaign.
Real Madrid do not need Galacticos
While some may say that Jovic’s fee is a big one, he is by no means a typical Real Madrid signing. Los Blancos have a habit of signing big-name players with big fees and wages attached to the deals.
Jovic is set to be on big wages. However, he is far from Real Madrid’s typical Galactico signing. Instead, he is a bright young player, who has immense potential to improve in the future.
Madrid have been so obsessed by signing big-name stars, that they forget that sometimes those sorts of signings do not always lead to success. They often forget about developing young players.
Jovic could turn out to be one of Real Madrid’s shrewdest signings in recent years. He has the potential and most of the attributes to become a truly top player. The reigning European champions need a touch of inspiration on the field after the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.
Jovic is the sort exciting young forward who could help give the team that sort of inspiration, if given the chance to shine in the Real Madrid first-team next season. Considering the fact that he will be reportedly earning around £8.7million next season, he is not unlikely to be a bit-part player in the Spanish capital.
Not a bad start to the Real Madrid rebuild
This season comes to an end for Real Madrid on Sunday when they face Real Betis at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos are favourites to win the clash at odds of 4/7. After the game Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane can then concentrate on rebuilding his squad.
There are a number of ageing and players that are simply not at the right level for where Real Madrid want to be next season. The French boss will no doubt know what areas of his team he needs to improve to challenge for the big trophies once again next season.
It will be a struggle attempting to wrestle La Liga from rivals Barcelona. However, Zidane is one of the few Los Blancos’ bosses in the last decade to have won the Spanish ahead of the Catalan giants.
Making signings like that of Jovic should only help the Frenchman’s chances of reviving the Spanish giants in the near future. It is a very good start in a massive summer for the boys from the capital.
If Jovic can fulfil his potential at the club, then no doubt he will turn out to be a very good signing for Los Blancos.
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