The next Luka Jovic? Eintracht Frankfurt signs Dejan Joveljic

After selling Luka Jovic to Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt has signed Dejan Joveljic from Red Star Belgrade.

Eintracht Frankfurt has signed Serbian forward Dejan Joveljic from Red Star Belgrade after losing Luka Jovic to Real Madrid.

Serbia star Jovic joined La Liga giant Madrid for a reported fee of EUR 60 million after taking the Bundesliga and Europe by storm in 2018-19. The 21-year-old scored 17 Bundesliga goals and added another 10 during Eintracht's run to the Europa League semifinals.

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Eintracht made a significant profit on Jovic as it triggered a purchase option on his two-year loan deal from Benfica for a reported EUR 6m in April, after the forward struggled for game time at the Portuguese giant following his arrival from Red Star in 2016. And Eintracht has turned to another Serbian frontman, luring 19-year-old Joveljic from Serbian champion Red Star on a five-year deal until June 2024.

Joveljic — born in the same city as Jovic in Bijeljina — scored eight goals and tallied two assists in 17 matches last season.

He will also team up with Jovic during Serbia's Under-21 European Championship campaign in Italy.

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