Luka Jovic is 'not interested' in leaving Frankfurt for Barcelona in the summer

Luka Jovic is 'not interested' in a move to Barcelona at this time

It's no secret that Barcelona are in for a striker.

Luis Suarez is still scoring goals at the top level, but his performances have notably declined this season.

Now 32 years old, the Uruguayan forward has netted 23 goals in 43 games this campaign and has come under criticism for some of his performances.

But Barcelona have very little depth up-front.

They brought Kevin-Prince Boateng in January in what was a surprise move and that deal hasn't paid off.

The Ghanaian has played just twice this season and looks set to return to Sassuolo next term.

With Barcelona's forward options depleted, they have been linked to a number of players in the past few months.

Luka Jovic is one name that Barcelona are believed to be interested in.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Benfica and has impressed in Germany.

He's scored 32 times in 38 games, with his goals firing Frankfurt into fourth place in the league and in contention to qualify for the Champions League.

Luka Jovic has been impressive for Frankfurt

Most players would jump at the chance to make the move to Barcelona.

After all, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and very few players would turn them down if given the opportunity.

But Jovic has done just that.

His father has revealed that Barcelona have made an offer for his son's services.

But the Serbian striker wants to stay at Frankfurt as he isn't convinced about his playing time if he were to join the Catalan giants.

Luke Jovic will join Frankfurt permanently in the summer

"Luka has a lot of offers, one of them from Barcelona, but he's not interested at this time," Milan Jovic explained in an interview with Bild, per Marca.

"He's not sure if he would get minutes there.

"He wants to continue in the Bundesliga and qualify for the Champions League with Eintracht."

He continued, per Bild: "He was here a few days ago and said, 'Dad, I'm not worried about money. I want to play soccer.'

"He wants to stay in the Champions League with harmony and continue. He is very friendly with the other Yugos in the team."

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Interesting stuff.

Fair play to Jovic for prioritising playing time over money, though.

The 21-year-old clearly wants to make an impression in the game and continue to improve as a footballer.

That's an attitude that will stand him in very good stead for the future.

Frankfurt will sign Jovic permanently in the summer but Milan Jovic added that his son would not stand in the club's way if they wanted to sell him.

"Luka does not want to be against harmony," he said. "If the club says, 'We have to make money with you', then he does not want to be against the interests of the club."

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