When Stevan Jovetic played in England for three years at Manchester City from 2013, after signing on from Fiorentina for £ – things did not go well for him, but he still played 44 games for City with 11 goals and 6 assists.
The 48 times capped Montenegro International (23 goals) went on loan to Inter-Milan on his final year at Manchester City and played 26 games with 6 goals.
Last season he was at Sevilla where he scored 7 goals and 5 assists in 24 appearances for the La Liga side, so he has had plenty of football over the last four seasons.
The news is that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is keen on the 27-year-old as reported in Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
But the Montenegrin is not anxious to return to England again after his experience at Manchester City, and it seems Rafa will have some convincing to do to attract the talented striker to Newcastle United.
27-year-old Inter and Montenegrin International striker Stevan Jovetic
Maybe we could bring Stevan Jovetic in on loan for the season with an option to buy him for Newcastle next year – that would be a good (cheap) deal for the Tyneside club.
Rafa is said to be very persistent in pushing for a deal for the 27-year-old striker.
And a Newcastle delegation led by Managing Director Lee Charnley may yet travel to Italy to try to tie up a deal.
Rafa Benitez is reported anxious to want this deal completed to give Newcastle a second new striker this summer.
Inter want around €14M (£12.8M) for a permanent transfer for the Montenegrin, and with today’s prices that may even be a good deal for Newcastle.
What do you think?