However, Montenegrin international would prefer switch to Juventus.
Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic has called time on his stay at the club, and has admitted a move to Juventus does appeal to him.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by football-italia.net, Jovetic has made it publicly clear that he wishes to move this summer, and wants the Viola to start discussions with Juve.
His current employers have been against selling to their bitter rivals, and have almost attempted to out-price clubs in their attempt to sign the 23-year-old by putting a €30m price-tag on their most prized asset.
However, it is clear that Jovetic is now pushing for a move and wants the club to deliver on a promise made to him last summer.
“I am young and ambitious, so it’s normal I feel the need to test myself elsewhere. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting that. Florence and the Viola fans always wanted me to be honest, so here I am.
“I need new motivation and to make the step up to the next level at a top club. Fiorentina took me to participate in Europe, but now I want to win in Europe,” he told the media.
There had been interest from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, and while Jovetic has left the door open to the possibility of moving abroad, it is clear that his primary choice would be a switch to Turin.
Things could have been very different had they not missed out on the Champions League on the last day of last season. However, considering the calibre of players that the club are being linked with this summer, the impressive project being built under Vincenzo Montella will arguably be improved rather than broken up should Jovetic depart.
“President Andrea Della Valle will know what to do. He asked me to tell him what I wanted and I did that a while back. Now I am saying it publicly to be as clear as possible.
“It’s really not up to me to set my price-tag. I know that last summer the President asked me to stay in Florence for one more year and the club would make it easier for me if I wanted to go.
“To be fair, the €30m valuation isn’t making it easy at all. There is already a clause written into the contract that says I can go for €30m, but Fiorentina aren’t making any exceptions regardless of my desire to move on.
“I had such great moments here and even played with injury. I hope the fans appreciate that I did it for them, for the team and for the club.
“I arrived in Florence as a kid, but I leave as a man and as a great player. I thank everyone,” he concluded.
The Montenegrin has made it feelings clear and hopes that the Fiorentina supporters will understand his decision. However, should he eventually complete a move to Juventus, his return may not be greeted with such a friendly atmosphere.