One of my favourite young prospects, 19 year old Dejan Joveljic has signed for Eintracht Frankfurt for £3.6 million. The striker replaces fellow Bijeljina born striker, Luka Jovic at the German club. Let me explain why this kid is such an exciting prospect.
A pure goal scoring machine, Joveljic scored 44 goals in 28 games for Red Star’s youth team in the 2017/18 season. Last season, he scored 11 goals in 22 games for the senior side. The striker although very young, has great instincts in the box, as well as a great ability to finish. His link up play is also phenomenal. If he was to be compared to any players at the highest level now, I see many similarities between himself and Mauro Icardi.
His pace, finishing, instincts and movement are all already at the next level. Every other aspect of his game such as aerial ability, touch, technique and dribbling are also at an extremely high level for a 19 year old. A very mobile and lethal finisher already.
From what I’ve been told from those who know him, he has a great head on his shoulders and is a very nice kid who just loves football, the most important attribute for any young footballer. The pure love of the game and willingness to succeed.
It was rumoured that many top clubs all over Europe, particularly from Italy and Germany were looking at signing the youngster. However the move to Eintracht Frankfurt will give him the perfect opportunity to reach the next level.
I’m very excited for this kid, in 2016 I told you all about Luka Jovic. Now I’m telling you about someone who may just be even better. Expect him to have a transition season next year, and then burst onto the scene in the 2020/21 season with his sheer goal scoring prowess.
Although it’s still early days in his career, don’t be surprised to see Joveljic just like Jovic, smashing goals in for one of Europe’s giants in the coming years. Trust me, this kid is next level. Keep an eye out the next few years and get on the wagon before it departs.