Fiorentina’s Luka Jović: “I left Eintracht Frankfurt too early”

Fiorentina striker Luka Jović believes that he left Eintracht Frankfurt too early since he had played only one year at a high level.

Jović had joined La Viola from Real Madrid on a rather unorthodox deal last summer. The Spanish side were selling the player on a permanent basis but will pay his wages for the first two years of his Fiorentina contract, instead of paying a severance fee to terminate his deal. But they also have a 50 percent sell-on clause for whenever he leaves after the initial two years at the Franchi.

He has scored three Serie A goals this season, finding the back of the net six times in the UEFA Conference League. He spoke to La Repubblica (via CM) in a rather candid interview recently and he gave his views about the time he left Eintracht Frankfurt.

“Everything went wrong from the beginning. I left Eintracht too early, after only one season at the top. All the spotlights were on me, but for a 21-year-old it was difficult to fit into the biggest club in the world. Between injuries, COVID and unfair pressure, it was an unhappy experience.”

The Serbian also revealed his admiration for Zlatan Ibrahimović and the fact that Fiorentina is the right place for his development as a player. Milan wanted to sign Jović before they ended up signing Ibrahimovic.

“Here I can grow and do well, I thank Commisso who wanted me badly. It’s the ideal environment to find myself again. It would have been a source of great honor and pride to take Ibra’s place at Milan two years ago, but nothing was true. Today, it will be a dream to meet him, at the end of the game I would like to swap shirts with him.”

Milan take on Fiorentina today in what could be a vital game for where they finish in the season.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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