Inter forward Stevan Jovetic has paid for a stranger to have cruciate ligament surgery in his native Montenegro.
Milivoje Raičević of Budućnost Podgorica tore the ligaments in his knee in August, and his club could not afford to pay the bill.
However, in an interview with UEFA’s official website, the 22-year-old reveals that Jovetic, who he had never previously met or spoken to, stepped in to foot the bill.
“When he heard what had happened and discovered that my club doesn't have enough money to send me to Augsburg following a misdiagnosis in Montenegro, Jovetić called me and offered his help,” Raičević explained.
“He arranged for me to meet a doctor who helped him when he had the same injury [in 2010].
“Jovetić covered all examination costs and also paid for surgery, which I had a few days ago in Serbia.
“All I can do is say many, many thanks and promise to Stevan that I will be back next season, scoring goals for him.”