Arsenal should act fast following Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic’s recent come-and-get-me-plea.
Montenegro front man puts Arsenal on alert after declaring his wish to one day play in the Barclays Premier League.
SOURCE: The Daily Star
With England due to face Montenegro in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Podgorica on Tuesday night, the home side’s in-form attacker Stevan Jovetic has taken the perfect opportunity to announce his love of the English top flight – sentiments that will be warmly greeted by those in charge of transfer activity in north London this summer.
It is an open secret that the Gunners have been keeping close tabs on Fiorentina’s highly-skilled forward for some time now as head coach Arsene Wenger looks to finally find a marksman who can fire the goals that will bring the club their first piece of silverware for eight years, with the Daily Telegraph confidently stating last month that Arsenal will break their transfer record to sign him.
Along with Premier League title-holders Manchester City, Arsenal look set to test the Florence-based Serie A club’s resolve at the end of this season to keep hold of their 23-year-old striker, although both top-flight giants may also need to fight off stiff competition from the likes of Italian duo AC Milan and rivals Internazionale if they wish to land the Montenegro international in the summer transfer window.
However, if the Frenchman is serious about bringing the trophy-winning glory days back to the Emirates next season, then he should attempt to move heaven and earth to persuade the player to reject those suitors and sign for Arsenal.
Wenger has a reported £70 million transfer war chest at his disposal this summer, so going head to head with the likes of City and Juve should not prove problematic in signing Jovetic, although entry into next season’s Champions League could ultimately prove a deal breaker for the club.
Nevertheless, assuming that Arsenal do somehow manage to overtake either of their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea in the race for the fourth and final Champions League berth, then splashing out something in the region of £25m, which is the reported value of the front man’s release cause in his Fiorentina contract, should not stretch the finances too much.
In return they would get a physical, highly-technical goalscorer with the ability to add some much-needed cutting edge to their current limp front line.