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Manchester United missed a trick by not signing Stevan Jovetic

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Stevan Jovetic wasn't short of pursuers during his time with Italian club Fiorentina, of course Manchester City snapped up the Montenegrin international in the summer transfer window of 2013. But did the team from the other-side of Manchester miss a trick by not signing him?

Jovetic joined City for a fee of £22 million in July 2013 after scoring 14 goals in the season prior with Fiorentina, considering the striker was plagued with injury during the campaign, netting 14 goals is pretty impressive.

Interest

Plenty of teams were on the hunt for Jovetic, it has recently been rumoured that Roma were closest to sealing his signature before City pipped them to it, the Sky Blues have a great attack balanced with experience and youth, unlike their rivals across the city.

Manchester United have an extremely ageing front line, the youngest first team attacker comes in the shape of on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, who isn't too far off his 29th birthday.

Concern

This is a growing concern for the Red Devils, of course, they have youngster James Wilson in their ranks, but United need a proven goal-scorer to take over from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney when they finally hang up their boots.

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Jovetic would have been the perfect signing, he is still only 25-years-old and of course was a year younger when he was a possible signing for United, not only that, but he wouldn't have minded being on the bench while Van Persie had his last few seasons, the Montenegrin would have been happy with the same amount of game time he gets at City, as he is used to being second fiddle to Sergio Aguero. 

Developed

He would have developed in the games that he played and ultimately, if he performed well enough of course, he would have been United's main attacker in a few seasons, their undisputed go-to-man; I just don't see him being that in a Manchester City shirt at the moment.

Jovetic will eventually come good at the Etihad, if the boss gives him regular game-time and lets him start consecutive matches, he could be a 20 goal a season player. Yet, if he made the move to Old Trafford in 2013, the Premier League may well have had another world-class forward in its arsenal. Unfortunately for United, surely that striker won't ever be within their ranks due to loyalties and rivalries, come to think of it, however, you just never know what may happen if the right sum of money is on offer.

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