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Jovic reveals he laughed off Real Madrid links

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Luka Jovic has admitted that he did not believe when his agent told him that Real Madrid were interested in his signing.

In 2018, at the age of 20, Luka Jovic scored five goals in Eintracht Frankfurt’s victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf, becoming the youngest player to do so in the history of Bundesliga.

The Serbian striker finished his last season in Germany with 27 goals in 48 games which eventually earned him a move to Real Madrid.

But Jovic has insisted that the prospect of a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu caught him by surprise.

Speaking in an interview with Marca, the 22-year old admitted that he questioned his agent’s tone on being informed of the interest by Real Madrid. He also said that he was tempted by a move and could not turn down the offer.

“My agent called me and told me that Real Madrid has called and told me that they love me. And I say, ‘Don’t tease me, please’,” Jovic said.

“But he said yes, there was an offer and to think about it.

“And of course, I said yes, and I don’t think it was a mistake. Because the most important club only calls once.”