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Stevan Jovetic completes Manchester City move

Jovetic will wear the number 35 shirt (©GettyImages)
Jovetic will wear the number 35 shirt (©GettyImages).

Manchester City have announced a deal to bring Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, 23, to the Etihad Stadium.

Jovetic joins the club for a fee believed to be in the region of €30m.

Reports emerged from Fiorentina on Thursday evening that a deal had been formally agreed, pending a medical.

The deal was completed on Friday, with the sought-after forward signing a long-term contract with the Citizens.

Jovetic made history by captaining Partizan Belgrade aged just 19, whilst his eye-catching displays in Serbia earned him a move to Serie A in 2008.

In the 2007/08 season, the Montenegrin made 33 competitive appearances and scored 19 times. This season included a spell of four goals in just two European competition games.

Since his move to the Viola in 2008, the forward has represented the club on 134 occasions, scoring 40 goals.

Jovetic's development has also been evident throughout his involvement in the national set-up.

First representing Montenegro in 2007 as a 17-year-old, Jovetic has since won 27 caps and has 10 international goals to his name.

Jovetic has long been linked with a move to City's Premier League rivals Arsenal, as well as Chelsea, but Manuel Pellegrini has nipped in to make Jovetic his fourth signing of the summer, following the additions of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo.

 

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