‘I’m the happiest guy in the world’: Luka Jovic poses with Real Madrid shirt and signs his contract during official unveiling at the Bernabeu following £62m move from Frankfurt
- Luka Jovic was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Wednesday
- The Serbian striker completed his £62m move from Frankfurt earlier this month
- He was pictured going through his medical and undertaking a series of tests
- Jovic made his way to the Bernabeu to sign his contract with Florentino Perez
- He posed with the club’s shirt and watched a montage of his career highlights
- Jovic insisted he is ‘the happiest guy in the world’ after securing his dream move
Luka Jovic has signed his Real Madrid contract and posed with the club’s iconic white shirt for the first time as he was formally unveiled at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
The Serbian striker completed his £62million move from Frankfurt earlier this month and has now been officially confirmed as a Real player.
Jovic penned a six-year contract with the Spanish giants as he became their fourth most-expensive signing ever, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and fellow new boy Eden Hazard.
Luka Jovic was formally unveiled as a Real Madrid player at the Bernabeu on Wednesday
Jovic produced some keepy-uppies on the famed Bernabeu turf as fans watched on
The Serbian striker boots a ball into the crowd during the celebration to mark his arrival
Jovic holds the club’s shirt alongside president Florentino Perez in front of the world’s media
He was pictured on Real Madrid TV signing his contract with alongside Real chief Perez
The imposing forward embraces Perez during the celebrations in front of a huge crowd
The striker watched a montage that the club had pieced together of his career so far
JOVIC IN 2018-19
Games played: 46
Total shots: 143
Shots on target: 60
Chances created: 37
Fouls won: 52
Jovic was presented in the presidential box at the Bernabeu as the footage was broadcast on Real Madrid TV.
He held up the club’s shirt, which still did not have his squad number, alongside president Florentino Perez before the pair sat down together and signed his contract.
Jovic then sat down for his presentation as a Real player and watched a montage that the club had pieced together of his career so far.
Jovic said: ‘I’m the happiest guy in the world, I’m going to give everything.
‘I’m excited and I’m sure I’ve made the best decision, I’ll work hard to win titles with Real Madrid.’
Perez added: ‘He was wanted by several big clubs in Europe but Jovic belongs to Real Madrid. It was his dream and today he is here.
‘You come from a club we consider a friend and a very demanding league. You have scored 27 goals but our fans are going to ask you for much more. You have before you the greatest challenge of your career.
‘We are very proud of you because as they told us, this is the shirt you used to sleep with when you were little.’
After the formalities had been completed, Jovic made his way down to the pitch to pose in the club’s kit. Hundreds of supporters had turned out to greet him and the striker performed some keepy-uppies on the famed playing surface.
The Serbian completed his medical before his unveiling as a Real Madrid player on Wednesday
Jovic beams with delight as he officially became a Real player after joining from Frankfurt
Perez thanked Jovic for ‘choosing this shirt’ during his welcoming statement to his signing
Hundreds of supporters had turned out to greet him and he allowed a quick photo shoot
Jovic applauded the supporters as he prepares for his debut La Liga campaign in front of them
The 21-year-old had already completed his medical with a series of tests at the city’s La Moraleja University Hospital earlier in the day.
Jovic gave the cameras a big thumbs up from his hospital bed while he had a number of machines and wires attached to him.
Jovic established himself as one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe after a brilliant season in Germany.
He bagged 17 goals in 32 appearances in the Bundesliga while adding 10 goals in 14 Europa League matches as Eintracht reached the semi-final stage of the competition.
He will be hoping to carve a place for himself in Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the start of next season.
Zidane is looking to improve his side’s third-place finish and Champions League last-16 exit this coming campaign with a huge overhaul of his squad.
Former Chelsea star Hazard has also joined Jovic after completing a move for an initial £88m last week.