clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Bayern Munich is no longer in pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic

New, comments

The Bavarians might not be trying to acquire Luka Jovic any longer, but does that mean they are finally closing in on a deal for Timo Werner?

Getty Images

Per a report from Goal, Bayern Munich is no longer in pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

Jovic, who last week was formally purchased from SL Benfica by Die Adler and subsequently signed an extension through 2023 with the club, was allegedly one of the targets being evaluated by Bayern in hopes of planning for a future beyond Robert Lewandowski.

That line of thinking seems to have changed, however.

FC Bayern Munich has no serious interest in a commitment from Luka Jovic. Goal and SPOX have learned that from Eintracht Frankfurt. Former Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac is considered a big fan and supporter of the 21-year-old attacker, but Munich’s club bosses are not aiming for a commitment from Jovic. The reason for this is that they see no compelling need for his position.

With Bayern out of the picture, it could pave the way for Real Madrid to make a substantial offer for the talented 21-year-old.

If the Bavarians do not reconsider their transfer plans, a change of Jovic within Germany is unlikely. At the moment there are two realistic options: Either Jovic stays at least another year in Frankfurt or he goes abroad. Spain’s top clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have their sights set on the goal-scoring striker (25 goals and seven assists in 42 matches).

At the end of March, Real’s CEO Jose Angel Sanchez and Jovic’s advisor Fali Ramadani met in the Spanish capital. According to the sports newspapers Marca and AS, Real will be ready to pay the sum of between 60 and 70 million euros demanded by Eintracht to buy Jovic from his contract, which runs until 2023.


BFW Analysis

The timing of this report and the speculation surrounding Bayern’s pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner could have a connection. Bayern has already reportedly agreed to terms with Werner, but needs to finalize a transfer fee with Leipzig before a deal could be finalized.

Exiting from the Jovic sweepstakes — despite Kovac’s alleged affection for the Serbia international — could be a clear signal that it will indeed, be #TimoTime in Bavaria soon enough.