Acquiring Jovic, however, will not be an easy task per AS. The Bavarians will reportedly have to square off with La Liga giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona if they would like to procure the Serbian striker.
Luka Jovic is the striker Real Madrid have set their sights on as the long term solution to their lack of options at the position. The 21-year-old is playing at Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Benfica but they have an option to buy him for somewhere between €6 and €12 million, which they plan to use.
The attacker, who was born in Bosnia but has a Serbian passport, has a contract until June of this year. He has scored 18 goals in 25 games with the German club - 13 in the Bundesliga and five in the Europa League - and has been a revelation in the Bundesliga this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt would be insane not to exercise its option to buy Jovic from Benfica, and doing so would offer Die Adler a few options. Certainly, Eintracht Frankfurt could buy Jovic and use him as the centerpiece of its offense for the foreseeable future. Adi Hutter’s team could also buy Jovic and sell him to any of the aforementioned clubs for a huge profit.
Of the three clubs, Real Madrid might actually offer Jovic the best chance for immediate and consistent field time given the current options at striker for both Bayern and Barcelona.
Madrid will have to hurry though as Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in the striker, who is mobile, versatile and can finish well. Real Madrid are looking for a young striker to replace Karim Benzema when necessary.
Interestingly, the report also mentioned that Los Blancos were no longer in the hunt for Robert Lewandowski or even Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani. In addition, the feeling around the Real Madrid front office regarding a potential acquisition of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was described as “not a chance,” which should make some fans in England pretty happy...at least for a little while anyway.
The news that Sandro Wagner is transferring to Tianjin TEDA of the Chinese Super League leaves Bayern with a need for depth at center forward, but it remains to be see if Jovic would settle to be a back-up behind Lewandowski. Jovic could also potentially also play wing, but has less experience featuring as a traditional wing in terms of how Bayern typically deploys its wide players.