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Barcelona Favourites For 19-Goal Liverpool Target



Luka Jovic

Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona have emerged as overwhelming favourites to secure the transfer of Serbian international striker Luka Jovic according to various media reports.

The latest development is a big blow to Liverpool who are long-term admirers of the attacker.

According to the report from Sportskeeda, the Catalan giants are closing in on a transfer for Luka Jovic who they have identified as a potential replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

Barcelona are ahead of both Liverpool and Champions League holders Real Madrid in the race to sign the 21-year-old.

Luka Jovic is on a season-long loan at German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt from Portuguese giants Benfica having joined the German top flight club at the start of the season.

He could be the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez at Barcelona with the Uruguayan international star already entering the twilight of his football career.

The ex-Liverpool player has been a wonderful servant for Barcelona since he joined the Catalan giants from the Reds in the summer of 2014 in a deal worth at least £75m.

Luka Jovic has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Eintracht Frankfurt including 14 goals in the German Bundesliga.

The three-cap Serbian international is the leading goalscorer in the German top flight at the moment.