The Mirror is reporting there is a strange situation that exists with the possible transfer of Steven Jovetic from Inter-Milan to Newcastle.
It seems that Steven would prefer a move to Sevilla in Spain where he was on loan last season but Newcastle have bid £12M for the player whereas the Spanish club have only bid £10M.
Since money is everything in football these days, Inter would prefer that Jovetic move to Newcastle because they will then get an extra £2M.
The other interesting thing is that we assume his agent will get more money if he moves to Newcastle so maybe his agent will try to persuade his client to join Newcastle in the final few days of the transfer window.
And we’re also sure Rafa will be on the phone trying to persuade the 46 times capped Montenegro International (23 goals) to join him on Tyneside.
However, the other problem we have is that Jovetic is on a massive £90K/week wages, and that could also scupper the deal – but we wonder if Sevilla can afford those wages?
Steven Jovetic – within reach of Newcastle
Jovetic hasn’t had a good time of it since he joined Inter from Manchester City last summer after spending the previous season on loan there.
He’s played only 32 games for Inter with 7 goals and 4 assists but last season was on loan to Sevilla where he played 22 games with 7 goals and 5 assists.
It seems this one could be a difficult to pull off, but Newcastle are still in with a chance of getting the player.
Jovetic has the quality that Rafa is looking for in his side, and maybe Newcastle have to start paying out those wages to get outstanding players into the club?
What do you think?