Luka Jovic’s impressive performances for Eintracht Frankfurt, where he played on loan from Benfica during the 2017/18 season, have earned him a ticket to this year's FIFA World Cup™ and a reputation as a young striker with plenty of promise.
After surprising many by establishing himself as one of Frankfurt’s most important goalscorers, the 20-year-old attracted the attention of Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic, who has plenty of strong midfielders at his disposal but a shortage of strike options. Although the youngster was not called up for the friendlies in March, he has progressed through several of Serbia’s youth teams.
In addition to his keen eye for goal, Jovic is also technically efficient and physically imposing, making him a good fit for Serbia’s system. He is a product of the Red Star Belgrade youth academy, from where he made his way to Benfica like several of his compatriots.