Manchester City close to sealing Jovetic deal

Jul 20, 2013, 04:23 IST | PA Sport

Fiorentina have reached an agreement to sell Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The 23-year-old has scored 35 league goals in five seasons with La Viola, who finished fourth in Serie A last season, and it appears City’s lengthy pursuit of the versatile forward has come to fruition yesterday.

Stevan Jovetic
By Jove: Stevan Jovetic has been bought by City for a reported £22.4 million. Pic/Getty Images.

A statement published on Fiorentina’s official Twitter account, @ACF_Fiorentina, read: “An agreement has been reached with Manchester City Football Club for the permanent sale of the player Stevan Jovetic.”

The EPL runners-up, now managed by Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, have already strengthened their squad with the recruitment of midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, winger Jesus Navas and striker Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla.

Jovetic Files
. 1989: Born November 2 in Titograd (Montenegro).
. 2007: Features in Montenegro’s first-ever official game, a 2-1 victory over Hungary.
. 2008: Signs for Serie A club Fiorentina for a reported £8million.

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