Eintracht Frankfurt have exercised their option to make Luka Jović’s stay at the club a permanent one, handing the striker a contract which runs until 30 June 2023.

Eintracht completed the deal for the Serbia international on Wednesday, ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg at home to SL Benfica, from whom Jović had originally been on loan in Frankfurt.

"Luka's development with us has been great to see," said Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic. "For us there was never any doubt about wanting to bring him here permanently. He's a player with extraordinary abilities. It's important for us to sign him."

Jović arrived in Frankfurt as a 19-year-old in the summer of 2017 and scored eight goals in 22 Bundesliga matches in his maiden season in Germany. He also found the net in the 1-0 victory away to FC Schalke 04 in the DFB Cup semi-finals, helping pave the way for the club to ultimately lift the trophy. This season the 1.81m forward has been in sensational form, registering 17 goals and six assists in 27 league outings, as well as chipping in with eight goals and one assist in 11 Europa League matches.


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