Striker only recently netted his first league goal of the season against Spurs.
Out-of-favour Manchester City front man Stevan Jovetic has revealed that he chose to join the north west outfit last summer ahead of moving to La Liga giants Real Madrid, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The highly rated Montenegro international eventually rejected the chance to play for los Blancos, and instead moved to Eastlands last July from Serie A side Fiorentina on a five-year contract in a deal worth £22m.
However, the 24-year-old has since found it desperately hard to settle into his new surroundings, while a series of niggling and untimely injuries have also restricted the number of appearances that the player has made for his new team.
“There was also Real Madrid, but I chose City,” said Jovetic.
“I decided to come here because this is a major project with many players. I should have come here the year before, but I had a nice season with (Vincenzo) Montella and Fiorentina.
“These four to five months at the beginning were difficult because I was not playing.
“I never doubted myself, even in the most difficult moments. I knew I could play in this team and now I have to prove it.”