Do Arsenal need Stevan Jovetic?
Arsenal opinion: The striker has been heavily linked with the club but what can he bring to north London?
The rumours are flying all around the corner; Stevan Jovetic has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal. Sadly it has always been perpetual of the Gunners to be linked with potential players but they, more often than not, end up signing someone else.
The player has clearly stated his respect for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger now faces an up-hill task to fork out the price tag placed on Jovetic's head.
A price of £30million for a player who has scored 12 goals and achieved four assists in 27 games for his club this season isn't such a bad deal, not forgetting his versatility and teasing dribbling skills.
With Giroud struggling to replicate the form Robin van Persie once produced at Arsenal, Jovetic could be a possible replacement upfront. Moreover, if he eventually joins the Gunners, competition up front won't be so feisty. A place in the first-team is all but guarenteed.
Arsenal face competition from Juventus and Manchester City in the race to secure the signature of Jovetic. In as much as I believe Arsenal would be the best choice for Jovetic, a move to Manchester City may be too hard to turn down.
If he is prepared to sit on the bench with the likes of Samir Nasri and Jack Rodwell whilst earning more money than Arsenal could find it tough to convince the Montenegrin to move to London.
Moving to Juventus would be a bad idea. Imagine competing with the likes of Mirko Vučinić and Alessandro Matri for a place in the starting line-up.
With Fernado Llorente set to join Juventus in the summer, it would be foolish for Jovetic to consider staying in Italy.
Besides, he had a great year in Florence, moving to another Italian team would tarnish his good reputation in Fiorentina. Moving to an English team is the most logical idea to practice.
Lastly, his gigantic transfer fee could be an obstacle in his potential transfer to Arsenal. Wenger has been noted for his reluctance to spend. Other than that – he is a skilful player and a very good finisher; any club in the world would be lucky to secure his services.
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