Joveljic joins LA Galaxy – Deal with Eintracht Frankfurt in place

By FPL360


Signed 2019 from Crvena zvezda 

In the summer of 2019, Eintracht Frankfurt paid €4 million for Dejan Joveljić. The striker was seen as the natural successor of Luka Jović, who had left the club for Real Madrid that summer. But Joveljić never fulfilled the high expectations placed on him and now wants to leave the club for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. The financial damage for Eintracht Frankfurt, however, is minimal thanks to Joveljić’s brilliant loan season in Austria. 

Well-informed Serbian sports portal Mozzartsport reported the potential transfer to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday. The Galaxy are expected to pay €3.5 million, plus bonuses. Including bonuses, Frankfurt will earn the €4 million the Bundesliga club paid for the striker two years ago. 

It would be a fantastic deal for director of sport Markus Krösche. Frankfurt, however, did very little to improve Joveljić’s market value. The 21-year-old managed just one goal in ten appearances across all competitions for the Eagles. Instead, it was his performances while on loan with Wolfsberger AC that has caught the eyes of other clubs. In 46 games for the Austrian Bundesliga club, Joveljic managed 20 goals and increased his market value to €4 million. 

AS Saint-Étienne also interested – Higher salary in Los Angeles

AS Saint-Étienne were also interested. The Ligue 1 club offered a yearly salary of €600,000, which is significantly above what Joveljić earns in Frankfurt. But Joveljić has already signed a five-year contract in America—for less than what the Ligue 1 club offered. Once completed, Joveljić will become one of the ten most expensive signings in Galaxy history

Chicharito, dos Santos, Cabral & Co. LA Galaxy record transfers

Giancarlo González | Signed from Bologna FC in 2019 | Fee: $1.02m

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Landon Donovan | Signed from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2005 | Fee: $1.1m

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João Pedro | Signed from Vitória Guimarães in 2017 | Fee: $1.6m

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Romain Alessandrini | Signed from Olympique Marseille in 2017 | Fee: $1.75m

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Cristian Pavón | Signed from Boca Juniors in 2020 | Fee: $2m

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Robbie Keane | Signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 | Fee: $4.13m

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Jonathan dos Santos | Signed from Villarreal CF in 2018 | Fee: $5.5m

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Kévin Cabral | Signed from Valenciennes FC in 2021 | Fee: $5.9m

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Cincinnati received $250,000 in GAM for his discovery rights.

Giovani dos Santos | Signed from Villarreal CF in 2016 | Fee: $7m

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Chicharito | Signed from Sevilla FC in 2020 | Fee: $9.4m

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