Frankfurt insists there are no offers for Jovic... (AS)
Despite the every-growing popularity of its immensely talented striker, Eintracht Frankfurt is denying that there have been any formal offers made for 21-year-old Serbia international Luka Jovic.
Jovic, who scored a goal against Germany in a friendly this week, is said to be highly coveted by Bayern Munich, Manchester, and FC Barcelona.
Eintracht Frankfurt are yet to receive an offer for striker Luka Jovic, according to a senior club official. However, Frankfurt’s supervisory board chairman Wolfgang Steubing says they have not yet received any offer for the prized 21-year-old. ”The numbers that are rampant across social media are not yet on our table,” said Steubing at a panel discussion in Frankfurt. There is definitely no offer. But maybe that will happen.” Jovic is on loan at Frankfurt from Benfica, but the Bundesliga club have the option to sign the player outright for a reported €7m fee. Barça are favourites to secure his signature as they seek a long-term successor to Luis Suarez.
...but Bayern could change that at any minute (Mundo Deportivo)
Could Bayern be a leader in the hunt for Jovic? Mundo Derportivo’s Miguel Rico thinks a bid is imminent.
In a matter of hours, the German club will make its first offer for the striker who Barca also wants.
Goretzka poised to be a part of the solution for Germany (@DFB_Team_EN)
Leon Goretzka is certainly a player who understands how a leader develops on the pitch.
@leongoretzka_: "The foundation needed to be a leader is to deliver on the pitch. Only then can you genuinely lead the team. I will keep working hard to have that foundation."#DieMannschaft #NEDGER pic.twitter.com/NZAJj6dGcK— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 22, 2019
Report: Potential salary for Hernandez (RMC Sport)
RMC Sport is reporting that Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez would be set to have even deeper pockets should he formally make the move to Munich.
The German club has proposed a five-year contract to Lucas Hernandez, with a salary of around 13.5 million gross euros per season.
Hmm...maybe there is a problem with organizational leadership? (FCBayern.com)
Yet another team from Germany is scuffling.
The Germany U19 team, including FCB players Christian Früchtl, Lukas Mai and Alexander Lungwitz in the starting eleven, suffered a 1-0 defeat against Norway. The only goal of the game was scored by Tobias Christensen at the 48 minute mark.
Germany were the livelier of the two teams but were not ambitious enough. After the opening victory against Croatia (2-1), Früchtl & Co. are second in the table three points behind Norway (on four). They will definitely need a victory against Hungary in the final game on Tuesday 26 March (14.00 CET) to keep their hopes alive. Only the group winners qualify for the European championship finals in Armenia.
After an intense — but fun — week, Bayern’s players have a rare weekend off (FCBayern.com)
On most weekends Bayern’s roster is playing a game or preparing for one. Niko Kovac, however, decided to give his players the weekend off.
Not many FC Bayern pros featured at the Säbener Strasse due to the international break, but the daily training was demanding. Niko Kovac had prepared sprints and various intense match situations with tough tackles and shots. “We worked very well. It’s important to keep up the level and the tension when the others are away,” said Sven Ulreich.
The Bavarians had fun despite the high workload. The fans got an insight into the work in the public training sessions. They watched Ulreich initiate a move and rounding it off himself, chipping the ball over his counterpart like a forward. “It worked out very well. If the coach needs me in another position than between the posts: I’m ready,” the keeper said with a grin.
The atmosphere was even better on Friday. Assistant coach Peter Hermann turned 67 and received a serenade from the team. Besides, Bayern now have three days off. “Of course we’re looking forward to a weekend off, that’s very rare for us. And to relaxing and spending a lot of time with our families,” said Ulreich.