We had done an article last month about how we thought Newcastle should go for Red Star Belgrade striker Dejan Joveljic.
The comparison to recent Real Madrid signing Luka Jovic was there to be made. Both strikers came from the Red Star academy and were available for nominal fees.
Luka Jovic took a bit of time to develop but has just made a massive move to Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt for €60M. He had just joined Frankfurt permanently this year after they made their loan deal a permanent one for just €5M from Benfica, who must be kicking themselves.
Well, Frankfurt took no time to make the connection and have just purchased Dejan Joveljic for only €4M. We will have to wait to see if this player can develop and become a world class player like Jovic.
Here is the tweet from Frankfurt announcing Joveljic:
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) June 14, 2019
These are the types of deals we really hope Newcastle pursue under the Bin Zayed Group. While we obviously hope they also make the necessary first team additions, the Newcastle academy is glaringly lacking.
We would welcome a few additions like Joveljic this summer. While they may not end up becoming Luka Jovic, this is how elite squads are built.
You make a few quality additions to the first team and then you blood a few youngsters. It not only helps with team cohesion but it is fiscally sound as well.