Eintracht Frankfurt have made their deal for striker Luka Jovic a permanent one from Benfica.
The Serbian forward originally joined the Bundesliga outfit on a temporary deal in July 2017 but has exceeded all expectations at the Commerzbank-Arena. In 67 appearances for the club since arriving in Germany, the 21-year-old has netted 34 goals which includes a mightily impressive 25 strikes in all competitions throughout the current campaign.
His contract with Frankfurt is now set to run until the summer of 2023.
Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic suggested it was a no-brainer to make the forward’s deal a permanent one. He said: “Luka’s development with us has been great to see.
“For us there was never any doubt about wanting to bring him here permanently. He’s a player with extraordinary abilities. It’s important for us to sign him.”
Jovic had previously been linked with European giants such as Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona before penning his deal with Eintracht.
Frankfurt take on his former employers Benfica in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday evening with Frankfurt looking to overturn a 4-2 aggregate scoreline. Jovic is once again one of the favourites to open the scoring in the game and can be backed at odds of 4/1 with Paddy Power.