Montenegrin striker claims Juve interest.
Manchester City new boy Stevan Jovetic has revealed that Serie A champions Juventus had looked into the possibility of signing him from Fiorentina, but he is happy with his decision to join the Premier League side, Sky Sports reports.
The Montenegrin international striker had thought to be first on the verge of joining Arsenal, and then later Juventus as speculation intensified over where his future would lie this summer, however, new City boss Manuel Pellegrini was able to step in and convince him to make the move to the Premier League.
Though, the 23-year-old admitted that he had some serious thinking to do after hearing of the interest being shown in him from Turin.
“Juventus looked at me, they were interested,” Jovetic told Italian sports paper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“But it was my decision, and I chose Man City.”
He also insisted that the decision to leave Fiorentina was not an easy one and that he is pleased that the club used the money they received wisely in purchasing Mario Gomez from European champions Bayern Munich.
“To my family Della Valle I will be bounded always a deep affection,” he added.
“Best wishes and good luck for the new season, you’ll do really good things.”
Fiorentina had been reluctant to sell Jovetic after picking him up as a gangly 19-year-old and turning him into one of the most stylish forwards in Europe by the end of a five year spell that saw him notch 40 goals in 134 appearances.