Real Madrid close to signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker

  • 17:50 19 April 2019

Real Madrid close to signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker

Real Madrid is close to sealing the summer signing of centre-forward Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, ONA reports citing AS.

Having this week activated a 6m-euro purchase option on Jovic - who has been on loan in Germany from Benfica - Eintracht is looking to sell him on at a profit, and Madrid is understood to be in advanced talks over a deal for the 21-year-old.

Madrid scouts have been closely following Jovic's exploits in the Bundesliga and the Europa League this season, with the Serbian international proving a particular revelation in the latter tournament, netting eight goals to sit just one behind this term's top scorer, Chelsea's Olivier Giroud.

As a mobile striker with a killer instinct in front of goal (he has scored 25 in all competitions in 2018/19), he fits the profile Madrid had been looking for. Reports in Germany suggest that Eintracht will let him leave for around 50 to 60m euros, 20% of which will go to Benfica.