Luka Jovic seals loan return to Eintract Frankfurt

Date published: Thursday 14th January 2021 4:04 - Matthew Briggs

Luka Jovic

Eintracht Frankfurt have re-signed striker Luka Jovic from Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.

The Serbia international, 23, scored 36 goals in 75 competitive matches for the German club before signing for Real in June 2019.

But Jovic has returned to the Bundesliga in a bid to secure regular first-team football after struggling to impress at the Bernabeu.

Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic told the club’s official website: “Luka hasn’t had an easy time of late in Madrid.

“It’s important for him to find his form again. He had a strong desire to return to Eintracht.

“Luka can use the next few months to get back to his best in an environment that’s familiar to him. Real Madrid know that he’ll be well looked after with us and can continue his development.

“And for us, it’s clear that we have another outstanding option at centre-forward.”

Premier League interest

West Ham have been linked with Jovic. According to Defensa Central, West Ham have ambitious plans for the January transfer window and Jovic was on their list of targets.

Wolves have also been credited with an interest in the forward.

Last month The Athletic noted that Wolves had taken the first step by launching a ‘loan enquiry’ for Jovic.

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United were keen on the player in September.

They claimed the player’s agent had reportedly told Real that their client wants to move to Old Trafford as they tried to complete a deal in September.

Talks between the agent and United were at an “advanced” stage, claimed the paper, but a deal never transpired.

 

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