Sporting director Fredi Bobic confessed that keeping Luka Jovic at Eintracht Frankfurt will be a tough task as there is a “real possibility” that Real Madrid will come calling.
The Serbian striker has impressed greatly in the Bundesliga this season, with his tally of 17 goals in 28 appearances being bettered by only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Jovic’s form has allegedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. The latter, in particular, is being strongly touted as a potential destination for the 21-year-old due to the club’s need to bolster their attacking options.
After two seasons on loan at Eintracht, Jovic’s stay at the Commerzbank-Arena became a permanent one last week after the German side took up an option to purchase him.
But this has done little to end speculation surrounding the 21-year-old’s future, as Eintracht are being tipped to cash in on their star forward in the summer transfer window.
“There’s a real possibility that Jovic signs for Real Madrid,” Bobic told ZDF.
“I hope and want him to stay here at Eintracht, but I’m also realistic and know that if a big club like Real Madrid want him then we haven’t got a chance of keeping him.”
Jovic has scored a total of 25 goals in 42 games for Eintracht in all competitions this season.
Regardless of his future at the club, the Serbia international will likely play a key role in the final part of Eintracht’s campaign.
Adi Hutter’s side still have plenty to play as they sit fourth in the Bundesliga table and in the final Champions League spot.
Furthermore, the German club are in the Europa League semi-finals with Premier League giants Chelsea standing in their way of making the final in Azerbaijan next month.