Stevan Jovetic is one of the world’s hottest strikers and a possible move to the Premier League has been touted for a while now and his stock can only have risen after his performance for his national side against England. Several European clubs have shown interest in the La Viola forward, but he seems to prefer a move to the Premier League.
Quoted in Metro Jovetic has himself spoken of one day playing in the Premier League. He said, “It sure is nice when you are interesting big clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City. I’m very comfortable in Italy, but the Premier League is at the top of the football world – and perhaps the best. And who knows? Maybe one day I will be playing at one of the English clubs.”
Arsenal’s chances have been significantly boosted in their chase for Jovetic, with the player openly admitting his love for the Premier League. Arsenal, it would appear are the favourites for his signature, but you would imagine they would need to at least match any bid, made by reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester City.
Wenger oversaw the sale of star striker Robin Van Persie to rivals Manchester United last summer, but none of the current strikers in his squad have been able to replace his vital goals. Van Persie scored 30 league goals last season and Olivier Giroud, considered to be his replacement, has managed a meagre 9 so far. Walcott has been deployed as a striker this season, but with mixed results.
Wenger sees Jovetic as a potential solution and perhaps Van Persie’s replacement and is set to bid £20 million for his services. However, any deal for the striker could hinge on Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League next season.
After Jovetic’s display for Montenegro last night where his brilliant shot lead to a couple of corners, the second of which was where Montenegro scored their equalizer in a goal mouth scramble, he really does look like the real deal and he will have no shortage of suitors. Jovetic and Vucinic were both impressive for Montenegro but Jovetic was his country’s best player. It will be interesting to see if the Gunners move on him.