Barcelona are monitoring Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic to bolster their frontline.
Barcelona are looking to bolster their frontline by adding Eintracht Frankfurt’s forward Luka Jovic to their roster, according to Mundo Deportivo. The La Liga outfit sold their deputy striker Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla for a fee of one million which will leave them with just one man to lead the pack in Luis Suarez.
The Serbian International recently caught the eye of several scouts by netting 5 goals in a game against Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga. Excluding the goals scored in that game, he was able to find the back of the net 7 times in 14 games which is a pretty decent record for a 21-year-old who is spending his second season with the German club.
Barça will assess the possibility of signing Luka Jovic, 21, in the summer as it wouldn’t be possible to sign him this month.
The Serbian has 12 goals in the Bundesliga and 5 in Europa. Out of all the young strikers in Europe, Jovic is the one that Barça admire most. [md] pic.twitter.com/53VOiJtsnU
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) January 12, 2019
Luka Jovic has scored 17 goals in all competitions this term, which is only halfway through the first half of the season. Even though he was able to receive a call-up for the World Cup, his International debut did not come far when he made his debut against Chile when he was part of the preliminary squad to make into the World Cup.
Should the forward who is on loan at Germany from Benfica move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window, there is no doubt that he has a nack of goals and could replace the Uruguyuan Luis Suarez who has arguably been the best striker over the last six years.
In a survey of 214 Bundesliga players, Reiss Nelson received 3.3% of the votes for the biggest revelation of the season so far.
— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) January 7, 2019
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller: “It’s easy to play with Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic” pic.twitter.com/WcENArdlpJ
— Hummingbird (@Jovicism) January 8, 2019
It is no doubt that filling the void for the Barcelona striker is not a piece of cake, but there is every chance that he would flourish under this system with plenty of players who have the creativity to feed him and the wingers through either of the wings have much more experience to guide him.
There is a minimal chance of luring him to Nou Camp in the January transfer window as he has to cut short his stint with the German club to join the Catalonians. A summer move looks possible if the reigning Spanish Champions decide to pursue him.
Filip Kostic to Luka Jovic: Is the best assist-to-goalscorer combination in the Bundesliga this season, returning four goals
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 3, 2019
Despite the ongoing turmoil in the front line with very minimal players have the ability to lead the line, Suarez has not disappointed in any means by scoring 12 goals in 22 games and most importantly flourished when Lionel Messi was sidelined with a fracture this season.