Friday October 19 2012
Jovetic: 'My Fiorentina choice'

Stevan Jovetic reveals he “took the decision to stay at Fiorentina” despite offers from Juventus and Manchester City.

The Montenegro international was the subject of a transfer bidding war over the summer with the club demanding at least €25m.

“It is something that is part of the rules of football – if a player does well then it’s normal he will receive proposals,” Jovetic told La Nazione newspaper.

“There are negotiations, then a decision is made. I listened to those who were looking for me and then I took the decision to stay at Fiorentina.

“I spoke to the President and realised they were setting up a great squad with important ambitions. He maintained his promises and I am happy to have maintained mine.

“My agent did not do anything wrong. He presented the offers to me and let me make the decision.”

Jovetic was asked whether he would reply ‘never say never’ or ‘never to Juve.’

“That’s not fair! My answer is this, but do not try to read anything extra into it, ok? I am happy here.”

There are reports Fiorentina aim to lock down Jovetic with a new contract that will include a massive buy-out clause.

“I know we will begin negotiating with the club, but it won’t be all that soon. There is no rush.

“Meanwhile I will focus on conquering Europe and maybe even the Capocannoniere crown. I really have to start by doing better from penalties, as I’ve missed three in a row now.”

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