Luka Jovic completes loan transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt

Real Madrid frontman Luka Jovic has completed a loan transfer to former club Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Serbia international has been through a scorching time since moving to the Spanish capital in 2019. In 32 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos, he has only scored two goals and has subsequently fallen down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane.

Jovic was deemed to be surplus to needs at the Santiago Bernabeu – despite signing for the club just 18 months ago in a deal worth more than £ 50million – and he now has The 23-year-old has been confirmed to have completed his return to his former squad. Eintracht Frankfurt.

The German club took to their official website to confirm that Jovic had signed a loan agreement until the end of the season and that he would receive the number nine shirt.

The singer enjoyed a prolific period with the Bundesliga roster between 2017-2019, with his second season notably catching the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Jovic has scored 27 goals in 48 appearances for Frankfurt in 2018/19, with his form thin enough to secure a move to Madrid.

However, he never really settled in La Liga after his important transfer and numerous injury setbacks did not help his cause. The Serbian international has only made four league appearances this season – two of which have come from the bench.

Luka Jovic
Luka Jovic has completed his return to the Bundesliga | Denis Doyle / Getty Images

As speculation begins to grow regarding Zidane’s pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, it appears that the process of releasing the place in the squad in order to facilitate the transfer of the World Cup winner is already well under way.

90 mins recently revealed that Madrid are confident to land the Frenchman this summer, although Jovic’s departure leaves the club short of genuine alternatives to Karim Benzema for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.