Agent tries to engineer move for his talented client.
Interested parties will need to fork out €25 million to sign Fiorentina starlet Stevan Jovetic, according to the player’s agent.
The 19-year-old has netted seven league goals in 36 appearances for la Viola since arriving from Partizan in 2008.
But he shot to instant stardom in the club’s recent Champions League clash with Liverpool, bagging both goals in the 2-0 victory over Rafael Benitez’s side at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Reports were soon linking the ‘Montenegrin Messi’ – who has netted an impressive eight goals in just 12 outings for his country – with moves to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
However, the player’s representitive Vlado Borozan insists Fiorentina are in no rush to sell the starlet.
And he added that if Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko – courted by a string of Premier League clubs during the close-season – is worth €25 million, then so too is Jovetic.
“Manchester United and Real Madrid wanted him before Fiorentina signed him,” he told Fiorentinanews.
“I won’t exclude [the possibility] that these two teams could return for Jovetic in future.
“However, his price is now around €25 million. He is worth more or less the same amount as Dzeko.” (Four Four Two)
Stevan Jovetic was already the darling of Serie A but his stock rose dramatically after his awesome display against Liverpool in the Champions League. The 19 year old Montenegrin had a great first season at Fiorentina last term and was probably only expected to ease his way into the Italian game but was such an instant success that he barely missed a game as the club finished in the top four.
This term has started where last season left off and just gone from strength to strength. The adaptable attacker, who can either play as an out and out striker or out on the flank, has been in fine goalscoring form this term but also gets his fair share of assists.
He is a very intelligent footballer who has shown maturity beyond his years and this is probably why Arsene Wenger is said to be a great admirer. I am not sure why the player’s agent has come out and stated just how much his client is worth, unless of course he is trying to engineer a move for Jovetic, which wouldn’t be a big surprise.
He has all the hallmarks of the kind of player the Gunners boss likes and it will be interesting to see just how this speculation pans out. He may feel that he can achieve great things with La Viola but could also be tempted by a move to join one of the best developers of talent in world football, hence the rumours of a move to the Emirates.