Report: Real Madrid agree $67-million deal for young star Jovic

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Luka Jovic’s breakout 2018-19 season — the 21-year-old, on-loan Serb has already scored 26 goals (to go with 7 assists) for Eintracht Frankfurt — has landed him a job at one of the biggest clubs in the world, according to a report from Spanish newspaper AS.

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Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a $67-million deal that will bring Jovic to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Benfica, by whom Jovic was loaned to Frankfurt this season, recently completed a deal for less than $8 million to make that move a permanent one. Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly the other main suitors for Jovic.

Frankfurt will keep roughly $54 million of the fee from Madrid, while Benfica will receive roughly $13 million as part of a sell-on clause.

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Of Jovic’s 26 goals, 17 have come in Bundesliga play and the other nine have been scored against European opposition. Frankfurt are level with Chelsea, 1-1, at the halfway point of the two sides’ Europa League semifinal tie. Jovic scored Frankfurt’s first-leg goal.