Frankfurt allegedly sets a price on Jovic (Daily Mail)
Just yesterday, we covered the statements by Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic discussing any potential contact between Die Adler and Bayern Munich regarding Frankfurt’s 21-year-old star striker Luka Jovic.
While Bobic denied there was any formal contact made between the clubs, he did not wait too long to put out a potential price on Jovic, who has been sensational this season. For those parties interested in the Serbia international, a €60m price tag awaits.
Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic has told the many suitors of Luka Jovic they will have to wait a little longer to sign the in-form striker. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are among the European heavyweights interested in signing the Serb, who has scored 21 times this season.
The 21-year-old is currently on a two-year loan at the Bundesliga club from Benfica and Frankfurt are hoping to trigger a clause to buy him outright for £5.3million before selling him on for £52m.
Bayern has interest in Amaechi (TEAMtalk)
The Bavarians are following the progress of Arsenal’s academy star Xavier Amaechi. Amaechi is an 18-year-old English winger, who stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 175 pounds and plays for the Arsenal U23 team.
Bayern Munich are lining up a summer bid for Arsenal starlet Xavier Amaechi, according to the latest reports. Amaechi is not the first Premier League youngster to be linked with the Bavarian giants, as reports have suggested Callum Hudson-Odoi is moving ever closer to leaving for Bayern after getting frustrated by comments from assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.
Bayern have a “long-standing admiration of 18-year-old Amaechi, rated one of the outstanding prospects in the Gunners Hale End academy”, according to a report from football.london. They are not alone though, with 14 Bundesliga clubs – as well as Spanish, Italian and French clubs – expected at Monday’s Premier League 2 match between Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal U23s and Swansea City.
It also appears that Borussia Dortmund has interest in Amaechi. BVB might know a little about bringing in a young and talented English winger as Jadon Sancho has created a buzz throughout Germany. To get more of a background on Amaechi, give this video a look:
Dortmund could be in line for a huge pay day (NBC Sports)
Speaking of Sancho, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be readying big offers for the English winger.
Manchester United will have to face Paris Saint-Germain both on the pitch this week and off it in the transfer market as the Red Devils look to bring Jadon Sancho back from Germany. According to multiple reports in England, including from The Telegraph, Both Manchester United and PSG have identified Sancho as their top forward target this summer. The young left winger has been a revelation for Borussia Dortmund this season, with nine goals and 14 assists. The report states that even though Sancho is signed through 2022, it could cost upwards of $132 million to sign him at either club.
Kroos may be in need of a new home (Marca)
It appears that Real Madrid is on the hunt for a few good scapegoats as it under-performs in La Liga this season. Enter Germany international Toni Kroos:
Toni Kroos is suffering his worst spell at Real Madrid and the German has been far from his best this season, even becoming the subject of a lot of criticism which only seems to have worsened his confidence and form.The criticisms haven’t all been from outside of the club, either, and Santiago Solari with his words and actions has indirectly given weight to the opinions against the midfielder.
Kroos was the first change at Levante, with the score at 1-1, with Fede Valverde being seen as preferable in the role, which also earned him the wrath of Gareth Bale for him not being the first player to come on. On Saturday, like at Levante, he was the first change for Solari.”Young players are pushing,” Solari said afterwards, and his position is in doubt.
While Kroos has certainly not been as consistent or effective as years past, you could really argue that many (all?) members of Los Blancos have under-achieved this season.
ICYMI: Gnabry extended deal (Bavarian Football Works)
Get all the details on Serge Gnabry’s contract extension here.
Contract extension at @FCBayernEN ✍️ @SergeGnabry #Serge2023⚡ pic.twitter.com/7Z4g2WU3r2— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 5, 2019