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Luka Jovic, outcast from Real Madrid, is about to get a loan to the former club Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jovic made a name for himself on the German team during the 2018/19 season, scoring 27 times in 48 appearances and also recording seven assists. That form was enough to convince Real to sign him for more than 50 million pounds that summer.
Since arriving at the Santiago Bernabéu he has been hugely disappointed, managing just two goals in 32 appearances, as well as experiencing a number of problems off the pitch.
As reported by the Serbian media outlet Republika (via Brand), Jovic’s Royal nightmare could soon end with Frankfurt ready to take their former star back on loan until the end of the season. The deal is said to be ‘practically closed’, although there are some minor details to finalize before it takes place.
It is also understood that there will be no negotiated purchase option clause.
Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic has gone so far as to say the deal is closed, pending a medical examination.
Jovic has barely appeared this season, making just five appearances in all competitions and not returning a single goal or assist. His imminent departure suggests that Real Madrid may have abandoned him and his interest in Kylian Mbappé is well known. However, if he leaves, he will leave Los Blancos with no genuine alternatives for Karim Benzema.
Mariano Díaz, who has endured a frustrating second spell at Real Madrid due to injury, would be the only senior player capable of replacing another reserve option, Rodygo currently out with injury.
Frankfurt is currently ninth in a congested Bundesliga table, a long way from relegation places and just five points behind Borussia Dortmund in fourth place. Jovic’s arrival would add another source of goals to the team with just Andre Silva (11) and Bas Dost (four) scoring more than twice so far this season.