Fiorentina star, Stevan Jovetic has been linked to Arsenal in recent months as it was made clear that the Gunners will be finally spending heavily this summer on new players. It is also a known fact that manager Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for another striker to further bolster his attack and perhaps provide some serious threat to French international Olivier Giroud for his starting place.
It was strongly suggested that Wenger will be trying to lure Jovetic to the Emirates Stadium in the summer after the Montenegro international had an impressive campaign in the Serie A, his major advancements being lasting the entire season without any severe injury given his previous poor injury record, and scoring 12 goals along the way in 33 games.
Apart from Arsenal, Italian champions Juventus too are understood to be keen on the 23-year old. They are planning a massive import of strikers to strengthen their front line as they bid to improve their European credentials by challenging strongly for the UEFA Champions League next season after being knocked out by Bayern Munich quite easily this time around.
Having already wrapped up the signing of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, they have now turned their heads towards Jovetic, and some sections of the media also report initial inquiries for Real Madrid’s Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain. Juventus have now been given a massive impetus in their chase of Jovetic as it was reported by Metro that the striker’s agent, Fali Ramadani, has revealed his client’s desire, which is to stay put in Italy and ply his trade in the familiar Serie A rather than try untested waters of the English Premier League. “Stevan prefers to stay in Italy rather than move away,” said Ramadani.
Now that Jovetic’s wishes are clearly laid out, are Arsenal fighting a losing battle in their bid to lure Jovetic to London? Or will Juventus use their advantage of being in the Serie A itself to the fullest and clinch his signature?