Luka Jovic Unveiled As A Real Madrid Player

Luka Jovic Unveiled As A Real Madrid Player

By Max Wise

Luka Jovic has been officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player after completing a £62m move to the Santiago Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

The 21-year-old Serbian international striker has signed a six-year contract after completing a medical at Madrid’s La Moraleja University Hospital earlier in the day.

Jovic becomes Real Madrid’s fourth most expensive signing ever after Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard.

Jovic said after his presentation: 'I'm the happiest guy in the world, I'm going to give everything.”

'I'm excited and I'm sure I've made the best decision, I'll work hard to win titles with Real Madrid.'

Jovic emerged as one of the breakthrough acts in the 2018/2019 season, scoring 27 goals in 47 appearances for Frankfurt as the Bundesliga side made it all the way to the Europa League semi-finals.

Ten of Luka Jovic’s goals came in the Europa League, including two against Chelsea in the semi-finals, as the German side bowed out on penalties in the last four.

Jovic only joined Frankfurt for £6m in April after the German club exercised their option to make his two-year loan deal from Portuguese side Benfica permanent.

'He was wanted by several big clubs in Europe but Jovic belongs to Real Madrid. It was his dream and today he is here,’ Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said as he welcomed Jovic to the 13-time European champions.

'You come from a club we consider a friend and a very demanding league. You have scored 27 goals but our fans are going to ask you for much more. You have before you the greatest challenge of your career.

'We are very proud of you because as they told us, this is the shirt you used to sleep with when you were little.'