Long term Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic could be free to make a move away from Fiorentina, after the club’s general manager Sandro Menucci admitted that if the striker wanted a new experience, it could happen for the right financial considerations.
Arsenal have been chasing the 23-year old ever since he emerged onto the European scene at Fiorentina. The striker’s lethal finishing and pace has impressed Europe’s elite clubs, and has a host of clubs lined up for the Montenegro international’s signature. At such a young age, experts predict a bright future for the young star, who could make a move to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has been monitoring Jovetic’s contractual situation for a few years, and now that the Gunners have sold former captains Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie in mega deals to Barcelona and Manchester United respectively as well as all the other positive financial “windfalls” at the club, funds are certainly available for a deal to happen.
Despite Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud arriving at the club in recent windows, Arsenal have lacked that one star striker since the times of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. The fans will be hoping Wenger’s transfer policy of signing young players at low prices does not hamper the deal for Jovetic.
The board at the club have a point to prove to the fans, as sections of supporters began doubting the ambitions of the directors, as the club kept selling their best players, without equivalent signings to replace them.
For the record, Jovetic started his career at Serbian side FK Partizan, where he was an active member of the youth squad, and then signed a professional contract. The striker played 51 matches for the side, scoring 25 goals, before Fiorentina came knocking in 2008. Jovetic has played 115 matches for the Italian side, scoring 34 goals. The player has earned a big name at the club, and the supporters have appreciated the loyalty shown by the player despite bigger clubs being interested in him.
However, according to Metro, Menucci has admitted to Jovetic’s possible desire for a new experience.
Menucci said, “Ljajic and Jovetic are two completely different situations, because Jovetic wants a new experience and we’ll try to make him happy, but only if a suitable offer comes in.”
With other clubs like Chelsea, Juventus and even Manchester City interested in Jovetic, Arsenal will have to compete with the big boys for his signature and given all the speculation it looks like this transfer saga could drag on for a while yet…