Adi Hutter, Eintracht Frankfurt's coach, is well aware of the interest standout striker Luka Jovic is drawing right now, and he's not even slightly impressed or surprised by it. The Serbian striker has thrived all year long and the German side is keen to trigger their buy clause, as the 21-year-old is on the second season of a 2-year loan from Portuguese giants Benfica.
Still, activating such clause won't be an easy thing for the modest Bundesliga side, as the striker has been closely followed by European giants of the likes of Bayern Munchen, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid over the last couple of months, according to Goal.
Moreover, Hutter has been nothing but supportive of his wonderkid amid those team's interest, even though it's just a matter of time before the Serbian heads out the door to pursue the next step on his career.
“Sure, top clubs like Real, Barcelona, Bayern or Manchester City have thrown the fishing line at him. It's normal for us to find ourselves in this pool," Hutter told Kleinen Zeitung.
Jovic is strong, big, fast, and quite a crafty finisher with both feet, so the fact that he's already being followed by the biggest clubs in the world is no surprise at all. The Serbian has scored 23 times in 38 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt this season and the club is bound to face his parent club, Benfica, in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.
Barcelona has been looking for a guy that's able to take some pressure off of an aging Luis Suarez' shoulders, while Real Madrid has been looking for a potential replacement for Karim Benzema for years now.
It's still pretty early to tell Jovic's next step, but we can be sure that the's going to be a huge bidding war for his services the next couple of months.