Manchester City close to sealing Jovetic deal
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.
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.
. 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.