Serbian forward Luka Jovic has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany where he will complete the 2020-2021 season at Deutsche Bank Park on loan.
Jovic joined Real Madrid from Frankfurt for €60 million (£53.5m/$73m) in the summer of 2019 after an impressive spell with Frankfurt.
However, he has failed to replicate the same form for Zinedine Zidane’s men as he scored just two goals in 32 appearances at the Spanish Capital club.
This season, he has made just five appearances for Real Madrid, but he seems to be on the club’s long-term plans as there isn’t an option to buy in the loan deal.
Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic revealed that the Serbian wanted a return to Frankfurt and he stated clubs willingness to help the player rediscover his mojo.
“Luka didn’t have an easy time in Madrid recently. It is important for him to get back on track. It was his great wish to return to Eintracht, Luka can use the next few months to find his way back to old strength in a familiar environment. Real Madrid knows that he is in good hands with us and that he can develop here. And it is clear to us that we have another excellent option in the storm centre.” Bobic said at Jovic’s unveiling on Thursday.
Jovic’s first game could come in Frankfurt’s tie with Schalke on Sunday in the Bundesliga as Adi Hutter’s side hopes to improve on their current ninth position in the German top-flight.
However, they are just five points away from Champions League places while they were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
Jovic’s loan deal ends in May while his contract with Real Madrid runs until 2025.