Posted on Thursday, 12th July 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
Fiorentina have slapped a €30 million (£23m) price-tag on Stevan Jovetic, who is reportedly being monitored by Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The 22-year-old is under contract at the Stadio Artemio Franchi until 2016, so Fiorentina are really holding all the cards at this point and can pretty much state whatever price they like. Arsenal’s involvement in any transfer for the Yugoslavian will not only depend on what happens elsewhere, but it will also come down to whether the club want to break their record transfer fee by £8 million. That alone looks like a big stumbling block as we all know Arsene Wenger isn’t likely to spend £20 million on a player.
Daniele Prade, sporting director of Fiorentina, had this to say on the potential sale of Jovetic this summer:
‘Since the start of last season we have said that we are not selling Jovetic. There is, however, an agreement with the player that [should we get an offer] above a certain figure, we will sit down and evaluate the offer.’
‘So far we have not received an offer for the player. He is a top player and we will only consider offers above €30million.’
There is no doubting that he is a fantastic player, but I cannot honestly see the transfer happening, purely because we are highly unlikely to spend £23 million on Jovetic. Besides, we already have Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.
What do you guys think?
Should Wenger splash the cash on Jovetic if RVP leaves, or is there a player out there that is being overlooked that you would like to see come in?
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