Friday May 24 2013
Elkann in favour of Jovetic swoop

John Elkann has given Juventus the thumbs up in their pursuit of Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic.

The Old Lady are hoping to sign the Montenegro international this summer and Elkann wants the deal done.

“Jovetic is a strong player,” Elkann, the CEO of the Agnelli family’s Exor group which owns the club, stated.

“He has to be signed, without talking about it too much.”

Fiorentina value the 22-year-old at around the €30m mark. It is understood that he also has admirers in England.

Juventus have won the Scudetto over the last two seasons and Elkann is happy with what he is seeing from an outfit run by his cousin Andrea Agnelli.

“As Juventus have shown, you need clear ideas to succeed, to be compact and have the hunger to win,” he added. “I like this Juve.

“They’ve won two titles over these years, it’s a very strong side, they have a Coach who has clearly shown that he is determined to go ahead and we have ambitions for the future.”