Wednesday July 25 2012
Don’t sell Jovetic, warns Dunga

Former Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Dunga has warned the Viola over the dangers of selling star player Stevan Jovetic.

Speaking in an interview with, the Brazilian World Cup winner was asked for his opinion on the transfer links with Juventus.

“A player like Jovetic would certainly be important,” Dunga, who played in over 100 games for the Tuscan side during a four-year spell, noted.

“But if I put myself in the shoes of Fiorentina, I think that a team who wants to compete can’t sell its best player, because we are talking about a player of great quality.”

Despite Juventus’ undefeated run last season, question marks remain over their lack of a prolific centre-forward.

As a result, the potential arrival on the Montenegrin has led to suggestions that boss Antonio Conte could employ a ‘Barcelona style’ attack with the 22-year-old.

“It always depends on games and the situations that arrives, sometimes this formation can be useful. But, I don’t think you can face a campaign without a real striker. It's a risk you can’t run.”

Dunga, whose last spell as a Coach was with Brazil’s national team in 2010, also commented on reports that Luca Marrone could move to Florence as part of a deal for Jo-Jo.

“He is a good midfielder, but is still very young and I would wait before judging him.”

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