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Luka Jovic, outcast from Real Madrid, will return on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt, reports journalist Fabrizio Romano in Twitter.
Jovic has endured a disappointing spell at Los Blancos following his € 60 million transfer in the 2019 summer window. He has scored just two goals for the Spanish giants in all competitions, making just six starts in La Liga in the last 18 months.
However, before his move to the Bernabéu, the Serbian was one of the most sought-after young forwards in the world, scoring 27 goals in 48 games for Frankfurt.
And now it looks like Jovic is ready to return to the club where he made a name for himself, with transfer expert Romano confirming the Twitter that a deal had been agreed to send him back to the Bundesliga on loan.
The Serbian international is unlikely to have many more opportunities alongside Zinedine Zidane. Karim Benzema remains largely the club’s first choice up front, and Dominican forward Mariano Diaz is Zidane’s favorite alternative.
In addition, Madrid are the third top scorer in La Liga this season, behind only archrival Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. Because of this, Jovic will likely be seen as being in excess of the requirements and it will be helpful to remove him from the salary account.
In contrast, Frankfurt have been shy in front of goal this season. Only Wolfsburg have scored fewer than their 25 goals in the current Bundesliga top ten, and Portuguese striker Andre Silva has scored nearly half of his league goals. It will take a new striker to take the weight off him.
Romano reports that Madrid will pay part of Jovic’s salary while he is in Frankfurt. In general, this is a move that fits all parties.