Eintracht Frankfurt have been the surprise package of this year’s Bundesliga, but they could lose one of their star players Luka Jovic for as little as €12 million at the end of the season, when Niko Kovac takes over Bayern Munich.
Having joined Eintracht from SL Benfica through an initial loan deal with a €6 million buyout clause, the Serbian youngster quickly settled in the Bundesliga and scored 9 goals and registered 2 assists in 24 appearances and only 936 played minutes.
Jovic is a natural striker whose heading ability greatly surpasses that of far taller players (Jovic is just 1,81 meters tall), while his composed finishing makes him a constant threat in the opposition box. However, it is his tireless movement that has made him one of the fan favorites in Frankfurt, where they half-jokingly call him “The Serbian Falcao”.
The former Red Star player has surpassed all expectations this season and it is fair to say that Luka Jovic has been the revelation of the season in the Bundesliga, but Eintracht Frankfurt could lose him for as little as €12 million due to a release clause in his contract, as Bild reveals.
According to various sources, Niko Kovac could push Bayern Munich to sign the Serbian forward, who could continue playing as an impact sub, but it is unclear whether Jovic would be ready to accept another bit-part role, since he is approaching the vital period of his development that could shape the remainder of his career.
Simply put, the Serbian needs – and deserves – more playing time and it is hard to see him playing a more important role in Munich.
In the end, whether or not Jovic changes his club once again and moves in the summer remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – he will definitely be going to the World Cup in Russia with the Serbian national team.