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Luka Jovic to Fiorentina; Serbian striker on the verge of signing for The Violets

The Serbian international is set to sign a permanent deal with the Italian outfit soon enough.

Serbian international Luka Jovic is set to sign a permanent deal with Italian giants Fiorentina, in a bid to try and boost his confidence after a forgettable spell at Real Madrid. It is reported to be a free transfer with 50% sell-on clause, as mentioned by reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Jovic signed with Real Madrid for a whopping €60 million, signing a six-year contract. During his time there, he only scored three goals in 36 league appearances and was loaned back out to Frankfurt in the 2021 winter transfer window. In Madrid, Jovic never gained Zinedine Zidane’s confidence and spent the majority of his time on the bench. Additionally, he couldn’t help but cut a disappointing figure whenever he did get the call-up.

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Luka Jovic’s Career So Far

Luka Jovic started his career at Serbian Club Red Star Belgrade, making his debut at the age of 16 against FK Vojvodina in 2014, where he broke Dejan Stankovi’s record as the club’s youngest goalscorer in a competitive match, scoring only 2 minutes after being subbed on.

In 2016, the Serbian signed a five-year contract with Portuguese champions Benfica. He only made one appearance for the first team, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute against Vitória de Setbal.

In 2017, Jovic joined Frankfurt on a two-year loan deal, in order to gain some experience playing in the top flight of a European football league. He immediately burst onto the scene, becoming the youngest football player to score 5 goals in a Bundesliga game, in a 7-1 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf. He went on to score a total of 7 league goals that season, with a further 10 league goals in the Die Adler’s Europa League campaign.

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Fiorentina’s Summer 2022 Transfer Business So Far

The Violets are also looking to sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. The Uruguayan had a brilliant first season with the North London outfit, but then struggled for playing time under new manager Mikel Arteta, who had loaned him out to Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina for the 2021/22 season. Torreira is looking for a return to Italy, having previously excelled at Sampdoria.

Fiorentina also confirmed the signing of Rolando Mandragora from Juventus earlier today.

I Viola finished seventh in the 2021/22 season, qualifying for the UEFA Conference League. They are looking to bolster their squad in order to finish the season in one of the Europa League spots.


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