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Luka Jović ‘honoured’ by all the attention from big clubs but focused on current team

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Standard response from the Eintracht Frankfurt striker

Eintracht Frankfurt v Olympique de Marseille - UEFA Europa League - Group H Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Future superstar Luka Jović, likely to be one of the most highly coveted names in the summer transfer market, is honored by all the attention lavished on him already (Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, oh my!), but is maintaining a firm focus on the task at hand, namely helping Eintracht Frankfurt get as far as possible in the Europa League and finish in the top five in the Bundesliga to return to Europe next season as well. It’s a standard response to a standard question.

“I’m honoured, of course, for such big clubs to show an interest in me. But right now I’m happy to be here in Frankfurt and I feel good here. At the moment I’m just concentrating on Eintracht Frankfurt, that’s my top priority.”

-Luka Jović; source: Sportsbuzzer via Metro

With Jović leading the line (and leading the league in scoring), Eintracht are on track for their best season since 1994, when they were still led by all-time greats Tony Yeboah and Jay-Jay Okocha. Jović has in fact drawn comparisons with Yeboah as well, in addition to Gerd Müller and Radamel Falcao, as Frankfurt try to re-live their glory days of the early ‘90s.

He was surprisingly kept off the scoresheet on Thursday, in the 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League, but the 21-year-old did set up their second goal with a fantastic cross from deep. It was his 5th assist on the season to go with 19 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.

The bidding for Jović is expected to start around €40m, but it might finish at more than double that.