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Luka Jovic’s father speaks out on potential move to Barcelona

14 April 2019

The Bundesliga club are flying with the 21-year-old spearheading their attack, now inside the top-four with a four-point gap to their nearest rivals - and qualifying for the Champions League is Jovic's top priority.

The father of the Serbia worldwide, though, says a switch to LaLiga's leaders is not appealing at this stage due to fears over a lack of playing time.

But Frankfurt's goal was also scored by a player contracted to Benfica as Luka Jovic, on loan from the Lisbon outfit, bagged the first-half equaliser and didn't shy away from celebrating.

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The presence of Madrid officials at the Europa League clash seems to indicate a concrete interest on their part in moving for Jovic, though it is suggested that they will face competition from La Liga rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in any move to sign the Bundesliga star. He's not sure if he would get minutes there.

"He was here a few days ago and said, 'Dad, I'm not anxious about money".

"He came to me a few days ago and said "Dad, it's not about the money, I want to play football".

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Eintracht are fourth in the Bundesliga with a four-point cushion to Borussia Monchengladbach in the race for Champions League football. "He wants to be in the Champions League with Eintracht and stay in Frankfurt".

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Benfica are leading 4-1 in tonight's Europa League quarter final first leg against 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt and all five goals were scored by Benfica players.

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Luka Jovic’s father speaks out on potential move to Barcelona