Vincenzo Montella is “certain that Stevan Jovetic strongly wants to stay” at Fiorentina ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia game. “We’re giving him a team for his characteristics.”
The Viola make their official seasonal debut on Saturday evening at the Stadio Franchi against recently-relegated Novara.
The departure of many top stars has prompted long-standing reports Jovetic will push for a transfer, as Juventus and Roma are tracking the Montenegro international.
“I saw Jovetic smiling, he was even making jokes. I don’t know if that’s because at that moment he was thinking about staying or going!” jested Coach Montella in a Press conference.
“I think he’d be disappointed if he left, because we are building an important team here. We’re giving him a team for his characteristics.
“This is a side with quality and I am certain that Jovetic strongly wants to stay.”
Fiorentina have brought in the likes of Alberto Aquilani, Borja Valero, Emiliano Viviano and David Pizarro.
“This year we have recaptured the enthusiasm that had been lost, so now we have to keep it alive with training and results.
“Pizarro arrived as a leader, is very motivated and despite the fact he doesn’t talk very much, the team does rely on him already.”