Real Madrid sent scouts to 'spy' on Luka Jovic during Eintracht Frankfurt's UEFA Europa League against his parent club, Benfica, which sent him on loan to the German side.
Frankfurt could trigger their buy-clause for the Serbian at the reasonable price of just 12 million, while European giants of the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, Manchester City, and the aforementioned Real Madrid bound to make a move for the striker.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid wanted to view first-sight his skills after the 21-year-old has left defenders in awe with his ability to send the ball to the bottom of the nets, scoring 25 goals to go along with 6 assists in 37 caps for Frankfurt.
To make things even better for him, the Serbian scored the first goal for his team and fought hard with his team down one man since the 20-minute mark until he was subbed out 60 minutes into the game.
His father has already claimed Jovic intends to stay put at Frankfurt for, at least, one more season, but that won't stop Real Madrid from trying and pulling the trigger on the talented goal-scorer.
Zinedine Zidane and Los Blancos are eager to dig deep in the market in order to find a new difference-maker and, after securing the signing of Porto's Eder Militao, Florentino Perez wants Jovic, Paul Pogba, and Eden Hazard to complete a perfect summer, even if that means letting go of players of the likes of loanees Mateo Kovacic and James Rodriguez, as well as Gareth Bale and Marcelo.
Real Madrid allegedly want Jovic to replace an aging 31-year-old Karim Benzema. However, As reported that there were as much as 20 different scouts gathering to watch the Serbian as well, with guys from Arsenal, Valladolid, Juventus, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Barcelona, and Bayern also in attendance.