Why Luka Jovic is a superb signing for Real Madrid

With 17 goals and 6 assists in 31 league appearances this season, it comes as no surprise that Real Madrid have acquired the services of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

According to reports, Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos have completed a move in excess of €60 million for the 21-year old striker. You only have to watch the Serbian marksman in action to see why.

The man dubbed the ‘Serbian Radamel Falcao’ has certainly lived up his nickname, tucking away 10 goals in 14 Europa league appearances this season. That includes the strike at Stamford Bridge that sent the semi-final tie against Chelsea into extra-time, before The Blues narrowly advanced via penalties.

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Jovic was a driving force behind Frankfurt reaching the semi-finals of the competition but they were unable to break through to the final. It comes as no shock that Real Madrid had to break the bank to sign the young man, apparently fending off interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and many more of Europe’s Elite.

Jovic is a prolific centre forward who regularly likes to pick the ball up between the opposition defence and midfield, utilising his pace to drive into the box and fire a shot away. The former Benfica starlet is also a danger in the box from crosses, often delaying his runs into the box to get himself free, then finishing first time.

He also has a keen eye for a pass, often finding key passes especially through long balls. Right foot, left foot, headed goals – Luka Jovic can do it all.

This is highlighted in the 25 Bundesliga goals he’s scored since joining Frankfurt; 10 with his right, 10 with his left, and 5 headers.

The sale of the Serbian Striker will reap huge profits for both Frankfurt and Benfica. Frankfurt activated the £6 million clause to permanently sign Jovic during his successful loan spell at the German outfit and Benfica will get around £10 million from the sale.

The acquisition of Luka Jovic will be a great signing for Real Madrid, who have already snapped up young Porto defender Eder Militao so far this window. Zidane has a lot of work to do to get Madrid back to the top after they finished third in La Liga, more than 15 points behind leaders Barcelona.

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Madrid have stepped in the right direction though with the coup of talented talisman Jovic.

Who knows who else they’ll look to bring in this window, but the signing of
Luka Jovic will send Hazard signals to Barcelona, La Liga and the rest of Europe.

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Jordan Edmonds.

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