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Luka Jovic: All you should know about new Real Madrid striker

On June 4, 2019, Spanish giants Real Madrid announced they have secured the signature of budding striker, Luka Jovic on a fee of €70 million (£62m/$79m).

Jovic, 21, has over the years risen through the ranks but the just concluded season was the best of his career till date with the Serbian netting 27 goals in 47 appearances.

About Luka Jovic

About Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic is a Serbian footballer born 23rd of December, 1997 in Bijeljina, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

– Early life

Jović was born in the small village of Batar near Bijeljina, to Milan and Svetlana Jović. At the age of five, he started playing football in Loznica, where he was spotted in 2004 and offered to play in Mini Maxi, a development league for kids aged between 4 and 12 in Belgrade. After just one game where Jović scored three goals his father was offered €50 for each game he played and 2000 dinars for travelling costs from Batar to Belgrade. At one of those games he was scouted by Toma Milićević, Red Star’s scout who invited him to trial with Red Star Belgrade. His playing style attracted comparisons to Darko Pančev and Radamel Falcao, who is also his idol.

Luka Jovic career statistics

– Career Statistics

CLUBSEASONAPPEARANCESGOALS
Red Star Belgrade2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
1
24
23
1
6
6
Benfica B2015-16
2016-17
7
11
2
2
Benfica2015-16
2016-17
2
2
0
0
Eintracht Frankfurt2017-18 (loan)
2018-19 (loan)
2018-19
27
43
5
9
25
2
CAREER TOTAL_14553

In 2018-19 season, 20-year-old Jović became the youngest player to score five goals in a Bundesliga game when he did so in a 7–1 home win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on 19 October 2018. On 14 March 2019, he scored the only goal, his seventh for the campaign, in a 1–0 win over Inter Milan to secure the club’s progression to the quarter finals of the Europa League. In doing so, he helped Eintracht become the first German club ever to record eight wins in a single season in the competition.

On 17 April 2019, Eintracht Frankfurt exercised a clause in Jović’s contract to make his loan move permanent until 30 June 2023.

Real Madrid

On 4 June 2019, Jovic signed for Real Madrid for a reported €60 million, on a six-year contract.

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