Monday July 23 2012
Fiorentina: Jovetic will stay

Fiorentina have again stated their intention to keep hold of Stevan Jovetic this summer, amid transfer speculation.

The Montenegrin attacker has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus during this transfer window and last week was the subject of public bartering between the Bianconeri and his current owners.

Following on from that, the Florence outfit’s communications manager has promised that the 22-year-old will be convinced by the club to stay at the Artemio Franchi for at least one more year.

“Jovetic will stay with us next season and the new team will be built around him to entertain the public,” declared Gianfranco Teotino.

“In the city there is great enthusiasm, as seen from the presentation of the new shirt and the positive number of season ticket sales. [New Coach Vincenzo] Montella has great enthusiasm and some innovative training methods.

“There is great confidence in our future and we want Stevan to be a part of our project and it is down to us to convince him to play at least one more year with us.

“Is he tempted to leave? There have always been temptations because he is a great champion and it is normal that he wants to play on the big stage.

“We want to bring Champions League football back to La Viola with him, but also for his career he would certainly do well to stay another year with us.”

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