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Report: Luka Jovic rejected three clubs for his Frankfurt return

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Real Madrid loanee Luka Jovic reportedly turned down offers from three clubs in order to return to the Bundesliga.

Luka Jovic’s return to Frankfurt has been going well so far. After just one game with the German club, Jovic matched the number of goals he scored in 18 months with Real Madrid.

The Serbian striker joined the Merengues on July 2019 for a huge transfer fee of €60 million. Luka had earned that price tag after an impressive season in Germany, scoring 27 goals on 48 occasions. However, he failed to fit in with the Merengues and only scored two goals on his first season.

Naturally, both Real Madrid and Jovic were pushing for a move this January transfer market. After Frankfurt’s manager Adi Hutter confirmed the club’s interest, it seemed logical that the 23-year-old striker would want to return to the Bundesliga.


Nevertheless, Jovic reportedly had three other offers from major European clubs. According to Sport Bild, Premier League’s Wolves and West Ham attempted to secure the player’s services. Wolverhampton are in the market looking for a striker due to Raul Jimenez’s serious head injury. Moreover, West Ham are also looking for Sebastien Haller’s replacement after the striker recently joined Ajax.

Additionally, the German news outlet also revealed that AC Milan was the third club to offer Jovic a place in their squad. Although the Italian side already had some serious firepower with the likes of Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao, they decided to dip in the market and sign Mario Mandzukic after Jovic’s refusal.