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City Keeping Tabs On 25-Goal Serbian Ace But Face Competition From Europe’s Elite

Manchester City are scouting Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, according to reports in the English media.

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain is believed to have been in attendance for Frankfurt’s Europa League game against Benfica last night.

The German club lost 4-2, after having a man sent off early on, but Jovic did get on the scoresheet, making the score 2-1 five minutes before halftime.

The Serbian international has been in good form this campaign, scoring 25 goals in 39 appearances. He is actually on loan from Benfica, the team he faced yesterday evening, but his move to Frankfurt will be made permanent in the summer.

A scramble for Jovic’s signature is then likely to take place with reports indicating that the 21-year-old could fetch as much as €60m (£52m).

Jovic’s father Milan has, however, spoken out about the forward’s future, revealing that he is aware of interest from Barcelona and other clubs, but insists his son is happy to stay at Frankfurt:

“Luka has inquiries. There are those from Barcelona. But he has no interest. He doesn’t know if he can play football there.”