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Manchester City Agree Deal With Fiorentina For Striker Stevan Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic Manchester City Agree Deal With Fiorentina For Striker Stevan Jovetic

Manchester City have agreed a deal with Fiorentina to sign striker Stevan Jovetic in a transfer that’s reportedly worth £23million. Jovetic will be a City footballer after he passes his medical and agrees personal terms.

“[Fiorentina has] reached an agreement with Manchester City Football Club for the permanent transfer of the player Stevan Jovetic,” read an official club statement from Fiorentina, the Serie A club.

The 23-year-old striker is best known to English football fans as the explosive striker who played for his national team, Montenegro, against England in World Cup qualifying matches.

From 2008 to 2013, Jovetic made 116 league appearances for Fiorentina, scoring 35 goals.

Jovetic is Manchester City’s fourth major signing of the summer after bringing Fernandinho, Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navasto the club.

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8 Responses to Manchester City Agree Deal With Fiorentina For Striker Stevan Jovetic

  1. Marc L says:

    Thumbs up on this. Wonder if they’ll move Dzeko and feature Negredo in the big guy/target slot now?

    From what I hear, no, and that Pellers quite likes Dzeko (who is also good friends with Jovetic, apparently.)

    Leaves 4 strikers plus the great Swedish Hope, that ever two-months-from-match-fitness John Guidetti. Need to loan that guy out if at all possible, as it is about getting past the time to see what he can do in England. He scored like crazy in Holland, but then pretty much everyone does.

    • Evan says:

      4 strikers is essential for competing on all fronts, as long as they can settle for the bench periodically.

      hopefully we’ll see more of guidetti in action this year though.

  2. bluemoon70 says:

    I hope they keep Dzeko. Aguero can be deployed behind a main striker. And Jovetic can play anywhere across the front line. It gives Pelligrini a lot of options.

    This was the one I really wanted. Negredo was a bonus. Plus no headaches with these 4 guys. Tevez & Balotelli were moved as much for their behavior as they were for performance.

  3. Patrick says:

    He does bear quite a resemblance to Queen guitarist, Brian May. Maybe it is just me.

  4. christian says:

    Love all of these signings this summer and they’re all brought in early enough to have time in training before the season starts. This year is going to be exciting for City.

  5. Davis says:

    I’m sad he won’t be playing for the Viola anymore. Good signing for City. I hope he does great in England.

  6. Boz says:

    Hey Chris.
    Love the blog. Consistent updates all day.

    A number of big moves went down in Serie A this summer and we (@SerieALiveRadio & @SerieALive) would like to bring you on to talk about the crazy transfer summer in calcio early next week.

    Could you shoot me a msg?
    Thanks.

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