West Ham United are keen on Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper’s live transfer blog (25/4, 5.48am) reports that the Hammers have registered their interest in the 21-year-old, along with the likes of Everton, Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The highly-rated player’s contract with the Bundesliga side runs out in 2023, and their sporting director, Fredi Bobic, has admitted that he could leave.
“My desire is for him to remain at Eintracht. But I am realistic – if a club like Madrid comes in for him, we do not have a chance of keeping him.”
This would be quite the signing if the Hammers are able to pull it off somehow. Jovic has scored eight goals in the Europa League this season, and 25 across all competitions, and that is just the type of tally that the club need in the summer. None of their strikers have been up to scratch this season, and signing Jovic would alleviate the pressure on their current crop to bear the burden of scoring. That being said, with Everton also keen on the ace’s signature, the Irons are going to face some competition if they really want to sign him. The thing about Jovic is that he is only 21 – which is staggering considering the amount of goals that he has scored already this season. He has helped his club reach the semi-finals of the Europa League after scoring against Benfica, and you certainly would not bet against him giving Chelsea a fright when they meet them in this tie.